Shining New Light on Familiar Issues in the New Old Age Blog
In spite of the growing numbers of adult children finding themselves in the situation of having to care for elderly parents, the role of caretaker can be a lonely and frustrating one. But now there’s a place for caretakers to go online where they can get relevant news, good information, […]
Minimum Wage Increase and Your Small Business
Most of our small business clients probably already know that the federal minimum wage increased this week from $5.85 to $6.55 an hour. The increase is the second in a three-step process to bring the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour next year. In California, the minimum wage was increased to […]
Getting Married? Call Your Estate Planning Attorney!
Recently we have quite a few clients deciding to tie the knot. Do dating and estate planning go hand in hand? They do if you are one of the lucky people finding romance late in life. With people living longer than ever before—and staying healthy and active longer as well—there […]
Leona Helmsley Takes The Heat, But She’s Not As Unusual As You Think
There has been much noise made in the news recently about Leona Helmsley giving all of her millions to her dogs. But if you leave aside the incredible amount she left, her actions are not all that unusual. There are many people whose definition of family includes a beloved pet; and […]
Is Paying Less Taxes Unpatriotic?
There are some people who might question the patriotism of those who would try to arrange their affairs to pay a lower amount of taxes. But how much truth is there in that? Is it unpatriotic to want to work within the limits of the law to reduce the amount of […]
Celebrity Divorce and Prenups
Celebrity divorces can hardly be considered news anymore, they happen so often, but the recently finalized divorce between Bill Murray and ex-wife Jennifer Butler Murray is news because of something they did before the wedding: They signed a prenuptial agreement. And it worked. At least it seems to have worked so far […]
Geriatric Care Managers: A New Solution to an “Old” Dilemma
If you have an elderly parent or grandparent, you know how much time and research goes into finding the right care, the right doctor, or the right living situation for them. Caring for the aging population is a growing industry, with new services and options almost every day. Trying to […]
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Do you know anyone who has been the victim of elder abuse? As the pre-baby-boom generation ages, and as the cost of healthcare rises, so do the numbers of elder abuse victims rise as well. Elder abuse encompasses many things, from targeting the elderly in a bank or credit card […]
A Rose by Any Other Name. . .
Change is in the air for same-sex partnerships in California. The CA Supreme Court ruled yesterday to recognize gay marriage, a ruling that is meeting with mixed but strong reactions throughout the state—and the country. The overall significance of this landmark ruling has yet to be seen. California was one of the […]
Life Partners Deserve Life Planning
There are times when everybody needs a little motivation to plan for the future, but when you live in a situation that is outside the "norm" it’s even more important to think and to plan ahead. A little motivation to plan for retirement is exactly what many same-sex couples need, according […]