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Should My Elderly Parent Be Driving?

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Julianna Malis, Attorney at Law July is Sandwich Generation month. If you're wondering what the Sandwich Generation is, the average age of parents raising children in the US has continued to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly referred to as the the “sandwich” gener...

July: Sandwich Generation Month

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Julianna Malis, Attorney at Law July is Sandwich Generation month. If you're wondering what the Sandwich Generation is, the average age of parents raising children in the US has continued to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly referred to as the the “sandwich” gener...

Assigning Multiple Powers of Attorney

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Granting someone power of attorney means that you are giving them the authority to make important decisions on your behalf should you be incapable of making them yourself. The scope, duration, and other specifics are up to you. While the laws vary in each state, it's usually as simple as dr...

How to Handle Probate in SB County

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jun 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The thought of going through the probate process here in Santa Barbara County can strike fear in the hearts of most people, and with good reason. The time it takes is long and grueling, and the paperwork is overwhelming. The details of probate vary from state to state, so the process looks ...

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jun 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Modern American families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. This creates unique circumstances when creating wills and trusts and putting long-term care plans in place. There is always the potential for conflict when it comes to estate planning in general, but the added element...

How to Prepare for Care with an Unmarried Partner

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jun 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Planning for the death of an unmarried partner is critical, but so is planning for the possibility that one partner becomes sick, disabled, or incapacitated at some point during their lifetime. Under the laws of most states, an unmarried partner has zero rights to manage finances or make me...

How to Plan for Your Child’s Future During Divorce

Posted by Julianna Malis | May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Raising a child with special needs is challenging. Sadly, the stress of the situation contributes to the high rate of divorce among couples who are raising children with special needs. In fact, it is estimated that the rate of divorce in these households are between 80% and 90%. If you are ...

Three Common Trust Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Julianna Malis | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you've set up a Revocable Living Trust, congratulations! As a Santa Barbara will and trust lawyer, I assure you that you've taken a very important step in protecting your assets and your family in the event you become incapacitated or pass away. However, just because you've completed this impo...

Three Ways to Protect Your Children in an Emergency

Posted by Julianna Malis | May 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

If something were to happen to you and your spouse, what would happen if the authorities or medical personnel did not know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this; your children are at home and more frightened as each hour passes and you have not returned. The bab...

Who Will Make Your Healthcare Decisions if You Cannot?

Posted by Julianna Malis | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is held on April 16th each year. It exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The NHDD initiative encourages patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare, and provider...

Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Posted by Julianna Malis | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Santa Barbara Will and Trust Lawyer Offers Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families Modern American families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. This creates unique circumstances when creating wills and trusts and putting long-term care plans in place. There is always the pote...

Understanding the Basics of Probate in Santa Barbara, CA

Posted by Julianna Malis | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Santa Barbara Estate Administration Lawyer: Understanding the Basics of Probate in Santa Barbara, CA By Julianna M. Malis, Attorney at Law  The thought of going through the probate process here in Santa Barbara county can strike fear in the hearts of most people, and with good reason. The time it...

3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency

Posted by Julianna Malis | Sep 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Santa Barbara Wills and Estates Lawyer Discusses 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency  If something were to happen to you and your spouse, what would happen if the authorities or medical personnel did not know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this; your c...

Why You Want to Avoid Probate in Santa Barbara County

Posted by Julianna Malis | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the main benefits of estate and trust planning according to lawyers in Santa Barbara County is the avoidance of probate proceedings. But what does that mean? And why should you want to avoid probate in the first place? The main reason to avoid probate in Santa Barbara County is simply that...

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