The Conservatorship Book for California

Author: Lisa Goldoftas,Elizabeth A. Hendrickson

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 0873377958

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 8187

Provides legal advice for acting as a conservator for someone incapacitated due to illness or age, discusses alternatives to conservatorships, and provides necessary legal forms.

From Sprawl to Smart Growth

Successful Legal, Planning, and Environmental Systems

Author: Robert H. Freilich

Publisher: Aba Professional Education


Category: Law

Page: 346

View: 1620

A step-by-step guide-complete with proven cases from around the country-showing how states and local governments can control sprawl, maintain urban areas, enlarge their quality of life through new urban and mixed use developments,.

The Guardianship Book for California

Author: David Brown Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331600X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 370

View: 4981

Become a legal guardian and make the biggest difference in a child's life! Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them, or are otherwise unable to care for them. The Guardianship Book for California provides the step-by-step instructions caring adults need to obtain a legal guardianship -- without paying a lawyer. Learn how to: decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship find out if you are eligible to enroll a minor in school and make medical decisions without becoming a legal guardian use alternate forms if a legal guardianship is not practical obtain a guardianship for finances or for personal and physical care of a minor, or both prepare, file and have guardianship papers served appear before a judge obtain a temporary guardianship in an urgent situation deal with institutions and agencies -- with or without a guardianship -- schools, medical facilities, insurance companies, public assistance agencies, and more end a guardianship The 8th edition is completely updated with the latest laws, and includes all the necessary forms and instructions for becoming a legal guardian in California. Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents.

The Con Game: A Failure of Trust

Author: T. S. Laham

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483417220

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 8557

The Con Game: A Failure of Trust is a riveting investigation into the silent epidemic of elder abuse in the U.S. This helpful book looks at the myths and realities of aging in America and offers tips for recognizing warning signs and symptoms of elder abuse, effective prevention strategies, information about conservatorships, and advance planning resources. "This book is an asset for anyone involved with or interested in elder mistreatment, or the practical legal resources and solutions available to assist and protect the elder." —Susan A. Katzen, Elder Law/Estate Planning Attorney "A compassionate and true-life story that provides perspectives of an aging America and presents the formalities of estate planning and conservatorships." —Tim Murphy, CPA/Attorney/Professor "Anyone who has an interest professionally or personally with the complexities of senior abuse and issues will find this book to be a great resource." —Cliff H. Oilar, President, Back Home Senior Care

The Trustee's Legal Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Author: Liza Hanks,Carol Elias Zolla

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323650

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 2015

Millions of Americans have created living trusts over the past couple of decades, giving little or no thought to what the successor trustee will have to do when the time comes. This book shows every trustee how to handle paperwork, keep beneficiaries informed, and get help from experts if necessary.

California Style Manual

A Handbook of Legal Style for California Courts and Lawyers

Author: Edward W. Jessen

Publisher: West Group Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 273

View: 1680

Rev. ed. of: California style manual / by Robert E. Formichi. 3rd ed. c1986.

The California Probate Paralegal

Author: Dianna L. Noyes

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781611634525

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 6371

The California Probate Paralegal, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for students and practicing paralegals in California. It covers the nuts and bolts of probate, estate planning and administration using a balanced approach of theory and application. The textbook includes the history of probate and estate planning, as well as the most current, up-to-date information about estate planning and administration.This textbook provides state specific statutes, rules, and procedures and step-by-step guidance in preparing California Judicial Council forms and pleadings. Forms and practical examples are used throughout the book as they apply to typical probate and estate issues a paralegal will face in the law firm.The book is written for all levels – students as well as practicing paralegals. Readers will enjoy this topical and easy to follow textbook and will refer to it again and again as a valuable desk reference in their daily work as a probate/estate planning paralegal.

Feisty Old Ladies

Author: Cynthia Weitz

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483547434

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 5615

Just because she’s made AARP doesn’t mean she’s DOA. Take it from sixty-plus Margot Manning. The family vultures are chomping at the bit to grab her considerable fortune, so they petition to become her conservators. But they haven’t a clue how strong she still is. Currently, that means solving some highly suspicious deaths. Feisty Old Ladies is the razor-sharp and riotous crime novel by Cynthia Weitz that shadows one irrepressible senior who finds herself the reluctant resident of Shady Palms life-care center. The captivating socialite may still be the toast of the tony set, but after Margot stumbles in her stilettos and is sent to recuperate at Shady Palms, they just may have her by the Achilles heels. She counts on support from her handsome Danish beau until he fetches an adorable young lawyer—ostensibly to help. Margot repays him in kind with her own new flirtations. At Shady Palms, Margot meets other formidable femmes, and when she starts poking into the confounding demises of two pet patients, these gal pals join her in unmasking the culprit. This mystery offers double doses of entertaining antics and a refreshing take on just how fierce and fun life is after age sixty!

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Essential Legal Tools for Midlife Planning

Author: Pierre A. Lehu,Judith D. Grimaldi,Joanne Seminara

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781610352581

Category: Law

Page: 120

View: 9004

Many people discover too late that they need some essential legal documents to deal with common health and end of life issues. Failing to prepare these documents ahead of time can create major legal headaches that often require expensive trips to court to resolve.Written by expert attorneys, “[email protected]” is a slim, easy-to-read guide to the five most important legal documents you should have by age 55: Healthcare Advance Directive, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, and Authorization to Access Electronic Records and Media Sites.These are the documents that everyone says they'll get to “eventually.” But “eventually” all too often turns to “never.” Setting a deadline of age 55 to draft these essential documents ensures that they'll be ready before you need them—and avoid nasty and costly surprises.With full descriptions of each document, explanations of why you need it, and sample documents you can adapt to your own needs, “[email protected]” is a must-have manual for the second half of life.

California Conservatorships

Author: William S. Johnstone,George E. Zillgitt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conservatorships

Page: 352

View: 2198


Preventing Financial Chaos: An International Guide to Legal Rules and Operational Procedures for Handling Insolvent Banks

Author: Robert L. Ramsey,John W. Head

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041188487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 1876

There is a fundamental reason, the authors of this book contend, why national financial systems falter and collapse: the failure of central banks and other supervisory authorities to deal promptly and decisively with insolvent banks. In Preventing Financial Chaos, Ramsey and Head, both well-known to the international banking community for their restructuring services in developing and transitional economies, take a no-nonsense attitude and show exactly how to usher a problem bank out of the financial system in any country. Their clearly defined rules and procedures build disciplined, competent action that activates political will and successfully curtails systemic chaos. With this nuts-and-bolts guide, policymakers, legislators, central bank officials, and representatives of international financial institutions will be able to achieve the following: recognize, monitor and resolve bank failures; conduct timely and orderly closing of problem banks; and develop national legislation to prevent the spread of bank insolvency. The authors' firmly-held convictions about which choices should be made and why is sure to launch an important debate among lawyers, bankers and academics--a debate which will inevitably focus much-needed attention on one of the most urgent problems in today's interdependent world economic order.

T is for Trespass

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399154485

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 9320

Sociopath Solana Rojas uses a stolen identity as a private caregiver to gain access to her intended victims while endeavoring to outmaneuver private investigator Kinsey Millhone.

Alzheimer's and the Law

Counseling Clients with Dementia and Their Families

Author: Kerry Peck,Rick L. Law,Brandon Peck,Diana Law

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627222402

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 2910

About 4-5 million people in the United States have some degree of dementia, and Alzheimer s is the most common form. This timely new resource gives lawyers the information they need to understand both the law and the emotions of working with a client who has Alzheimer s disease. You'll find valuable information on: The ethics of working with clients with Alzheimer s Health care options and how they affect the patient, the family and spouse The long-term legal outlook, and protecting the family assets and much, much more! This ground-breaking book will provide the knowledge you need to answer client questions, and guide them through the arduous journey of dealing with dementia. The book also includes interviews with doctors, a hospice nurse, and the leaders of the Alzheimer s Association."

The World's Richest Indian

The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Author: Tanis C. Thorne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883068

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9774

The first biography of Jackson Barnett, who gained unexpected wealth from oil found on his property. This book explores how control of his fortune was violently contested by his guardian, the state of Oklahoma, the Baptist Church, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and an adventuress who kidnapped and married him. Coming into national prominence as a case of Bureau of Indian Affairs mismanagement of Indian property, the litigation over Barnett's wealth lasted two decades and stimulated Congress to make long-overdue reforms in its policies towards Indians. Highlighting the paradoxical role played by the federal government as both purported protector and pilferer of Indian money, and replete with many of the major agents in twentieth-century Native American history, this remarkable story is not only captivating in its own right but highly symbolic of America's diseased and corrupt national Indian policy. The World's Richest Indian was the winner of the Sierra Prize of the Western Association of Women Historians.

America's Great Game

The CIAÕs Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Author: Hugh Wilford

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046501965X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 383

From the 9/11 attacks to waterboarding to drone strikes, relations between the United States and the Middle East seem caught in a downward spiral. And all too often, the Central Intelligence Agency has made the situation worse. But this crisis was not a historical inevitability—far from it. Indeed, the earliest generation of CIA operatives was actually the region’s staunchest western ally. In America’s Great Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals the surprising history of the CIA’s pro-Arab operations in the 1940s and 50s by tracing the work of the agency’s three most influential—and colorful—officers in the Middle East. Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and the first head of CIA covert action in the region; his cousin, Archie Roosevelt, was a Middle East scholar and chief of the Beirut station. The two Roosevelts joined combined forces with Miles Copeland, a maverick covert operations specialist who had joined the American intelligence establishment during World War II. With their deep knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs, the three men were heirs to an American missionary tradition that engaged Arabs and Muslims with respect and empathy. Yet they were also fascinated by imperial intrigue, and were eager to play a modern rematch of the “Great Game,” the nineteenth-century struggle between Britain and Russia for control over central Asia. Despite their good intentions, these “Arabists” propped up authoritarian regimes, attempted secretly to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel, and staged coups that irrevocably destabilized the nations with which they empathized. Their efforts, and ultimate failure, would shape the course of U.S.–Middle Eastern relations for decades to come. Based on a vast array of declassified government records, private papers, and personal interviews, America’s Great Game tells the riveting story of the merry band of CIA officers whose spy games forever changed U.S. foreign policy.

The Driving Dilemma

The Complete Resource Guide for Older Drivers and Their Families

Author: Elizabeth Dugan, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061873756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6825

It's no secret that our population is aging. In fact, it won't be long before one in four drivers will be over the age of 65. Research suggests we'll outlive our ability to drive by almost ten years—but knowing when to stop or limit driving isn't always clear. The Driving Dilemma is a comprehensive resource for older drivers and their families facing questions about driving safety. Dr. Dugan provides clear, useful information about the effects of age, medical conditions, and medications on driving. She offers practical advice on how to discuss this issue with loved ones. Such talks can be difficult, and the book provides not only the facts, but also a research-based approach to communication, with useful sample dialogue scripts that will help you discuss driving with your loved ones. Also included are state-by-state listings of available resources, making this book a total information source for families.