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June 2014 Archives

The differences in revocable and irrevocable trusts

California residents who feel they have some assets to protect may be wondering whether a trust is the right choice and what type of trust they may need. Trusts might be a good choice for individuals who are planning their estates and need to protect their assets from potential creditors or who want to make sure the money they leave behind is properly administered when they are unable to do so. Trusts may result in tax advantages for the very wealthy, and they can provide more privacy than a will.

Casey Kasem's passing may leave unresolved questions

 The Kasem family had a somber Father’s Day as Casey Kasem, the iconic radio personality, passed away on Sunday. He had been in hospice care since Thursday afternoon, an attorney for Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, reported. The rift between Kasem’s children and his wife, Jean had been widely reported as his health declined in 2013. Among the many legal issues that had been litigated between the parties, Kerri recently won a conservatorship that allowed her to make decisions about his medical care, since Kasem was diagnosed as suffering from a form of dementia

The best wishes and gifts for Father's Day

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday (June 15). It is a day to celebrate the sacrifices and contributions that fathers and father figures have made on their families, especially children. On Father’s Day, much of the focus is on giving dad gifts or giving him a rest from most of his duties. The gifts typically focus on power tools, fishing tackle, baseball tickets or even ties. However, it may be difficult to shop for the dad who has everything. 

Court approves visits for Casey Kasem's daughter

Many people may not understand the importance of a health care directive or a living will. More people may not understand the difference between the two. Essentially, a health care directive allows one make specific rules about his or her care in the event they become incapacitated, cannot speak or cannot make decisions on their own behalf. Similarly, a living will can present protocols for a person’s care in end-of-life situations.

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