WHAT IS A CONSERVATORSHIP? A Conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization (called the “Conservator”) to care for another adult (called the “Conservatee”) who cannot care for himself or herself and/or manage his or her own finances. They can be conducted in either the Probate Division of the
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Spotting the Pattern of Undue Influence Before it’s too Late
What is Undue Influence Undue influence is a psychological and legal concept that is often tied to elder abuse. Psychologist Margaret Singer was one of the first to connect elder abuse and undue influence, defining it as: “(w)hen people use their role and power to exploit the trust, dependency, and fear of others. They use
“DYI” Trust Administrations May Cost the Trustee More
A good attorney can often save the Trust money by avoiding some common mistakes self-represented trustees are prone to make.
ELDER ABUSERS: FICTIONAL AND REALITY
In a recent meeting with an estate planning client and her daughter, the topic of elder abuse came up. They asked me about the Netflix movie I Care A Lot. They were very concerned about the potential victimization of dependent adults by professional guardians and cited the movie as a factual tale of abusive practices
Mediation…not a Spectator Sport for Trust Litigants
Are you or someone you know a beneficiary or potential beneficiary of a trust or estate that has litigation pending? If so, a recent case from the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, Division Six may be of interest to you. In the case of Breslin v. Breslin, B301382 (2021),
I LEAVE MY SPERM TO…
Although “50 is the new 30” that does not mean that our bodies got the memo when it comes to conceiving and having children, especially for women who have the proverbial “biological clock.” However, thanks to modern medical advancements, it is not uncommon for women to utilize science to prolong their “biological clock” or when
I cannot say enough good things about Dana. My sister passed rather unexpectedly and her estate was thrown together hastily. Dana took her time in reviewing the trust documents and gave me her expert advise in deciphering if the trust was valid or not. She was very kind and extremely helpful.
If I could give her more than 5 stars I would!
I highly recommend giving her a call!