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June 2021

After foot surgery this spring, I had to lay off my normal exercise “routine.” While I recovered, I turned to brisk walking instead. (Having just caught some of the Olympic 50km racewalkers — who can average a 6-7 minutes per mile pace — I can’t honestly call what I do speed walking, even if I […]

There’s been an update in the Britney Spears saga. It seems the nation is once again becoming captivated by the legendary pop diva’s personal life and her ongoing legal quandary. Britney has been in the public eye for months I previously discussed her guardianship (called conservatorship in California) and some of the circumstances surrounding her […]

It’s a fairly common scenario: You’re in an auto accident and don’t particularly want to call your local 1-800-let-us-refer-you-to-a-doctor hotline because, well, you have your own doctor! (Please understand that this blog isn’t a commentary about, or a reflection of my opinion about, referral hotlines.) Instead, it is an attempt at addressing why, exactly, your […]

If you have minor children, your estate plan should include advanced directives for minors. The forms typically include Designation of Health Care Surrogate for Minor, Power of Attorney for Care of Children, and Declaration of Pre-need Guardian for Minor.  You might need these forms if you and your spouse (or significant other) will be away […]

Someone just passed away, and you’re personal representative of the estate. What should you do? Prior to the initiation of any probate administration (pre-administration), there are several important issues a personal representative should address.   Gather information about the decendent The relevant information you’ll want to collect is pretty standard. You’ll need the decedent’s name, address, […]

I’m not a feminist, but …

What is a feminist? Feminist is defined as “someone advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.” Why do I ask this? I love creating blogs because they are mostly an opportunity for me to muse poetically (or maybe not so much) about whatever random thought comes to mind. […]

A typical estate plan consists of a will (in some cases a trust and pour-over will) and documents known as advanced directives. While a will deals with how your property is to be distributed after you pass away, advance directives allow you to choose who will manage your property, make health care decisions on your […]