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California Divorce in 6 Simple Steps — A Primer

Divorce is never easy. Along with the emotional strain, dealing with all the forms, procedures, and rules required to file a divorce in California can become overwhelming. Understanding the basic process can help mitigate the stress. Step 1: Prepare to File for a California Divorce The first thing you want to do is inform your […]

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Anti-Isolation Restraining Orders and the Impact on Elders and Dependent Adults

In 1982, California passed the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act and became one of the first states to protect elderly and dependent adults from criminal abuse (physical, mental, and financial), abandonment, abduction, and neglect. Further private civil measures applied to the act in 1991 helped mitigate elder abuse. But by how much?

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5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney in a Conservatorship

Conservatorships are the best way to protect a loved one when they become physically or mentally incapacitated. In other words, a conservatorship allows you to take control over another person’s finances, health, and well-being when they are incapable of doing it themselves, or when doing it themselves would cause them harm. However, conservatorships can also

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Nursing Home Neglect – What You Should Do If It Happens

Caring for an older adult, especially one with extensive care needs, can be time consuming and stressful. It’s why many people choose to place elderly parents or grandparents in nursing homes where they can be professionally cared for. But what happens when you find out the nursing home you’ve chosen begins to neglect your loved

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Relocating To a New State as a Guardian or Custodian of a Child

People change, jobs change, environments change. When you have children, these changes can become complicated and stressful, especially if it means moving a child out of state. Whether you have custody or guardianship over a child, if another parent or family member is still in the picture, moving with a child can become complicated, especially

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Guardianships vs Conservatorships in California and Arizona

When someone is mentally or physically incapacitated, they may not be able to perform tasks necessary to live. When this happens, family members or friends may have the right to become a guardian or a conservator and take legal responsibility for performing personal and financial tasks for them. Which one, guardianship or conservatorship, is right

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