Britney Spears says so. After thirteen years of conservatorship, on June 23, 2021, Britney appeared remotely at her conservatorship hearing and relayed her emotional plea to the judge to terminate her conservatorship without the need for any further evaluation. Continue Reading Is the Britney Spears Conservatorship “Toxic”?
But I’m Too Young to Have a Will!
Planning for the end of one’s life, or potential incapacity, is probably something an individual in their 20’s, 30’s, or even 40’s does not want to contemplate. Even those in their later years might find it a difficult topic to discuss. However, there are several important reasons why one should strongly consider having a Will prepared, and perhaps other estate planning documents, such as an Advance Health Care Directive or Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Management, despite their being a member of Generation X, Y, or Z. These scenarios are based on personal experience with cases handled by me and which could have been avoided with a bit of planning. Continue Reading But I’m Too Young to Have a Will!
Lest We Forget, Conservatees Have Personal Rights
Conservatorship proceedings are commenced for a variety of reasons, but the most common circumstance is when an elderly person requires assistance, either with their medical care, or their financial affairs, or both, and that individual does not have an alternative in place which would eliminate the need for a conservatorship. Continue Reading Lest We Forget, Conservatees Have Personal Rights
Election Results – What Could They Mean to You? Tax Updates for a Biden Presidency
2020 has been a year to remember for so many reasons: a global pandemic, the race to a vaccine, and an election with record-breaking voter turnout.
President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris campaigned on a platform of detailed proposals, including changes to certain areas of tax law. Here are some reforms that we might see during a Biden presidency, and the effects those changes might have: Continue Reading Election Results – What Could They Mean to You? Tax Updates for a Biden Presidency
The Split Roll Initiative on the November 2020 Ballot
In 1978 California voters approved Proposition 13, a landmark measure that set—and has kept—property taxes at a low rate. This November’s ballot includes a proposition known as the “split roll” initiative that would make significant changes to Proposition 13.
Continue Reading The Split Roll Initiative on the November 2020 Ballot