Whether you are a senior yourself, or you have an elderly loved one, the issue of elder abuse and neglect is something you cannot afford to ignore. Financial abuse of the elderly is something you need to understand to prevent becoming a victim. While elder abuse is not a new problem in the U.S., it is a rapidly growing problem. Financial exploitation of the elderly is the most common type of elder abuse. With that in mind, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain the … [Read more...] about What Is Financial Abuse of the Elderly?
El divorcio es tanto un proceso emocional como legal. Uno de los objetivos de la parte legal de un divorcio es dividir legalmente las deudas y los activos del matrimonio. Una cosa que las parejas que se divorcian a menudo pasan por alto durante el proceso de divorcio es cómo ese divorcio afecta los planes patrimoniales existentes. Cuando piensan en las ramificaciones del divorcio en los planes de sucesión, ya sea durante o después de un divorcio, comienzan a preguntarse si una exesposa (o … [Read more...] about ¿Sigue Siendo Válido un Testamento Después de un Divorcio?
You are probably already familiar with the concept of a Power of Attorney. If you have not already, at some point you will likely create a Power of Attorney (POA) and/or be named as the Agent in a POA executed by someone else. Unfortunately, a Power of Attorney is also one of the most frequently abused legal documents. The Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain how much power is in a Power of Attorney. What Is a Power of Attorney? At its most basic, a Power … [Read more...] about How Much Power Is in a Power of Attorney?
Given the increasing prevalence of the disease, most of us know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or who is helping care for someone with the disease. Nationally, the month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Recognizing the need for heightened awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan made this designation in 1983. With that in mind, the Los Angeles elder law attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC urge you to get involved and educate yourself for … [Read more...] about Educate Yourself for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
A well-thought-out estate plan can a variety of inter-connected goals. Along with ensuring that your estate assets are distributed according to your wishes after you are gone, your estate plan can also do things such as plan for the possibility of incapacity, provide for minor children in your absence, and protect assets from all kinds of potential threats. Given the unique nature of estate planning, no two estate plans will be the same. Nevertheless, there are some estate planning documents … [Read more...] about Estate Planning: 5 Things to Do Before You Die
Divorce is both an emotional and a legal process. One goal of the legal part of a divorce is to legally divide the debts and assets of the marriage. One thing that divorcing couples often overlook during the divorce process is how that divorce impacts existing estate plans. When they do think about the ramifications of divorce on estate plans, either during or after a divorce, they start wondering if an ex-wife (or husband) is entitled to an inheritance after the divorce. To help clarify the … [Read more...] about Is a Will Still Valid after a Divorce?
Cada año, celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Los Ángeles y en todo Estados Unidos del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Además de participar en los numerosos y variados festivales y actividades planeados para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, los abogados de planificación patrimonial de Los Ángeles en Schomer Law Group, APC lo alientan a crear o actualizar su plan de sucesión. ¿Qué es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana? El Mes de la Herencia Hispana comenzó en 1968 como la Semana … [Read more...] about Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Los Ángeles￼
Every year in October, the LGBT community and its supporters celebrate LGBT History Month. If you will be among those who are celebrating the importance of LGBT history this October, you should also take the time to review and revise your estate plan. LGBT History Month reminds us that while great strides have been made in the fight for equality, protecting yourself, your assets, and your loved ones through comprehensive estate planning remains essential. The Los Angeles estate planning … [Read more...] about Review Your Estate Plan During LGBT History Month
As part of the Estate Planning process, an attorney explores numerous topics with the client to help create a unique plan tailored to the client’s circumstances. Many estate plans use a trust as the centerpiece of the plan. Some clients want to explore asset protection and let the attorney know they want to consider offshore planning. Sometimes, offshore planning works, but often it causes additional issues. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about The Intersection of Asset Protection Planning and Estate Planning – Part II
As part of the Estate Planning process, an attorney explores numerous topics with the client to help create a unique plan tailored to the client’s circumstances. Many estate plans use a trust as the centerpiece of the plan. Inevitably, clients want to understand the degree, if any, of asset protection that will result from the creation of a trust. There are numerous ways to achieve asset protection planning for a client. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about The Intersection of Asset Protection Planning and Estate Planning – Part I