In the August 24, 2014 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Kathleen Pender wrote about Medi-Cal reimbursement or “estate claims” that are imposed on a person’s estate if they receive Medi-Cal and after they pass. The article makes the point that the state could seek “an unlimited amount” from... 
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A study from Vanguard, a leading provider of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s, concluded that even retirees with significant retirement savings rely more on Social Security and traditional pensions than on tax-deferred retirement accounts for their retirement income. Researchers studied the wealth... 
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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s (2014) Guest: Candace Douglas, Director of Constituent Events, Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter [POWERPRESS]  Read More →
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South Carolina’s MADD came up with a new way to drive home the message that drunk driving kills – a new special license plate remembering drunk driving victims.  In South Carolina alone, drunk driving claimed 358 victims in 2012. That year, more than 10,000 died across the nation. A $20 bill buys the plate, and... 
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Under California law, most property and debts of the marriage will generally be characterized as either community property or separate property. “Community Property”  is all real property (i.e. real estate) or personal property that you and your spouse acquired through labor or skill during the marriage (i.e.... 
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The State of California mandates that all custody court proceedings filed in the state must first attend court-ordered mediation prior to the date of the scheduled hearing.  The purpose of such court-ordered mediation is, in reality, intended to reduce the congestion of cases in court by making an effort to assist... 
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The most common personal injury claims are auto accidents. Whether the negligent driver was talking or texting on a cell phone, driving under the influence, speeding, or engaged in another distraction, s/he can be held accountable. When innocent victims suffer serious injuries, are unable to work, and facing a long... 
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Dividing community property and debts is one of the primary goals of a divorce settlement. California is a community property state, which means that most property and debts acquired during a marriage are considered to be community property by default. When divorcing, it is important to remember that community property... 
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In situations where a stepparent acts as one of the child’s primary caregivers and the other biological parent is not involved in the child’s life, stepparent adoption may be in the best interests of the child. Adoption terminates one biological parent’s legal rights and allows the stepparent to take... 
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      Our latest guest blogger is Lou Giampa, is the President of Right at Home Westchester. Lou is a New York State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) who volunteers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout Westchester County.  He also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, Meals on Wheels, and the Aging... 
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