by Dedra Jize, OT., CSA Geriatric Care Manager, Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law September 12th through 18th marked National Assisted Living Week. Does Hallmark make a card for that? I doubt it but it does give us a moment to pause and think about it. First, what is Assisted Living? It’s a home or community that provides 24-hour supervision and additional daily support with things like dressing, showering, toileting and medication management along with all that … [Read more...] about Assisted Living: What is It, and is It Right for You?
In this vlog, Litherland, Kennedy & Associates Attorney Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales discusses the structure of married joint living trusts and why you should review your plan, especially if it was created prior to 2017. … [Read more...] about Is Your Married Joint Living Trust Too Complicated? (VIDEO)
2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - San Francisco, CA Saturday, November 6, 2021 Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Alzheimer's disease touches so many people; It affects our clients, our family members and our friends. It can feel lonely and isolating to be facing it, or to be supporting someone who has been diagnosed with it. But we're not alone. Our office is walking for all of our clients, our family members, and our friends who have been affected by this unforgiving … [Read more...] about Litherland, Kennedy & Associates Law Firm Team Joins 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Blog Author: Stephen C. Hartnett, J.D., LL.M. (Tax), Director of Education, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. An Estate Plan includes various different moving parts. The Revocable Trust may be the keystone of the plan, but it’s important to consider how the other parts of the plan will work with…or against…the plan. Let’s look at a simple example. John had three children and he wished to leave his assets to them equally. He had $6 million in various assets. John hired an … [Read more...] about It’s Important to Have a Coordinated Estate Plan
What is a Trust Administration? When a Trustor dies, the state of California requires that the Trustee of the Trust take some actions. The extent of these actions depends upon whether the Trust becomes irrevocable at the death of the Trustor or if the Trust provides specific actions for the Trustee to take upon the death. We recommend that upon a death of a Trustor, the Trustee schedule a meeting with an attorney within the first month to discuss the legal requirements upon death and what … [Read more...] about Trust Administration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Attorneys Justin M. Kennedy and Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales have been selected to the 2021 California Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. This is the 3rd year that Justin and Maggie have received this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual … [Read more...] about Attorneys Justin M. Kennedy and Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales Selected as 2021 California Rising Stars
Blog Author: Stephen C. Hartnett, J.D., LL.M. (Tax), Director of Education, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. The Heckerling conference in Estate Planning is the country’s largest professional gathering in Estate Planning. The conference examines many areas of interest to Estate Planning and Elder Law professionals. It pays particular attention to items of current interest. Last year’s conference was in January 2020, shortly before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Conference Discusses “For the 99.5% Act,” SECURE, and More
In this video, Attorney Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales answers LGBTQ+ frequently asked estate planning questions. … [Read more...] about LGBTQ+ Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions (VIDEO)
In this Vlog, Attorney Maggie A. LaBranch-Gonzales discusses the importance and advantages of hiring an estate planning attorney to prepare your estate plan. … [Read more...] about Why Should You Hire an Estate Planning Attorney to Prepare Your Estate Plan? (VIDEO)
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Community Shred Event! We received donations of $1,305 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and LKA is contributing an additional $195 to make the total donation to the Alzheimer's Association $1,500! … [Read more...] about Thank You for Helping to Make Our First Annual Community Shred Event Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association a Success!