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Legal Tools

  • Transferring a Small Estate

    In California, when someone dies intestate – without a valid will – the right to inherit automatically passes to the […]

  • Estate Administration Overview

    So, you’ve been named as executor, personal representative or trustee under the will or trust of a family member or […]

  • Professional Fiduciaries…On Your Behalf

    Conservatorships are often necessary to protect the incapacitated who did not prepare powers of attorney identifying agents to speak for […]

  • The Modern Patient’s Right to Privacy

    It used to be very clear that communications between a doctor and patient were confidential. However, as the healthcare community […]

  • In-Home Supportive Services

    The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program provides help to individuals who are unable to remain safely at home without assistance. […]

  • Fact Sheet: Estate Planning

    Who shall inherit assets upon the owner’s death is often determined by: Joint tenancy ownership supersedes other arrangements, so assets […]

  • Important Areas Of Planning

    H.E.L.P.’s goal is to help older adults live better, longer. We assist Older Adults (and their friends and families) in […]

  • Conservatorship Basics

    What happens to someone who doesn’t have a power of attorney for health care (PAHC) or durable power of attorney […]

  • Nursing Home Dilemma: Was Missing Property Lost or Stolen?

    Misplaced or stolen belongings are a frequent complaint from nursing home residents, their families and visiting friends. Because clothing and […]

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Government Benefits

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