San Jose Medi-Cal Attorney: The Power of the Power of Attorney

Most people have heard of a power of attorney, and most have some vague idea of what it does and why such a document is used.  As a San Jose Medi-Cal attorney, the problem that I often encounter is that many people have a power of attorney that won’t allow their agent to do what must be done in some…  Read More

San Jose Elder Law: Does your family really know what you want?

The Importance of Planning Early You may be undecided about what treatment you want when you’re ill or how to transfer your estate when you pass away. . . and your family may even want something different than what you want. So maybe you should put your wishes in writing in a legally valid document to let everyone know. All…  Read More

San Jose Elder Law Attorney – Elder Financial Abuse on the Rise

Elder Financial Abuse on the Rise; Losses at $3 Billion Losses due to elder financial abuse are almost $3 billion a year, according to a 2010 survey by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. A good portion of the abuse (35 percent) can be attributed to actions taken by family, neighbors, caregivers and friends. Of course, the 35 percent is only…  Read More

San Jose Estate Planning

Most people know that they should have some type of an estate plan in place, but they just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Maybe they feel healthy (and lucky!), or maybe they just don’t want to face the decisions that need to be made in consideration of someday reaching the end of their life.  But it isn’t just about…  Read More

San Jose Estate Planning – Estate Planning Essential During Multiple Stages in Life

Although some consider estate planning something that happens in the later stages of life for an individual, it’s actually best to consult and plan at regular intervals throughout life in order to ensure success. Far more than simply drafting a will, estate planning encompasses planning for taxes, medical planning and business planning. It takes an experienced estate planner to walk…  Read More

San Jose Elder Law Attorney Jim Ward Comments on Alzheimer’s Prevention

Green Tea May Hold Benefits for Alzheimer’s Prevention The neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s, affects one in three individuals over the age of 65, and is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The University of Michigan is working on a project that’s garnered support from the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, the American Heart Association and the…  Read More

San Jose Elder Law Attorney Helps Those Expected to OutliveTheir Savings

Annual Survey by Merrill Lynch: Seniors’ Savings Accounts Not Adequately Prepared for Living Longer Lives According to a Merrill Lynch survey taken in September 2012, the current life expectancy of 81.1 years for women and 76.3 years for men conflicts with the average savings account these days — leaving many seniors unprepared for the financial implications of living longer lives….  Read More

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