Archives: Power of Attorney

The Importance Of Having a Durable Power Of Attorney

It is important to have a durable power of attorney in place in California to handle specific financial, legal or health matters when you are incapacitated. Having this type of legal document is vital at any age, but as you are aging, you are more likely to have a physical or mental health issue that …. Read More

Estate Plan May Need To Be Updated Over Time

On behalf of Louis Pacella, Attorney at Law posted in Wills on Friday, April 26, 2013 Many people in Southern California have yet to establish a will or trust to make plans for their finances after they pass away. Others have already done so. While their estate planning may be sufficient, for some people their plans omit important considerations. …. Read More

Who Knows Your Passwords? 5 Useful Estate Planning Tips

On behalf of Louis Pacella, Attorney at Law posted in Power of attorney on Thursday, October 25, 2012 Last spring our readers in California learned about the potential need for a social media will. Now that many of us have Facebook pages and perhaps blogs or other online personas, we need to let our heirs and our …. Read More

“Mom? We Need To Talk.” – Talking about Alzheimer’s

Mother’s Day is coming up and it is a time when many reflect about their mothers and their importance to us. Maybe you take her out to lunch in Los Angeles. Perhaps you buy her a gift. Few will have the difficult conversation they should be having — Alzheimer’s disease. Those of us in our …. Read More

Estate Planning Lessons From Mike Wallace

None of us knows when we will die, other than the fact that we will die at some point. A healthy person can die in an accident at a young age, or a person with chronic medical conditions can live into their 90s. We just don’t know. Mike Wallace, the well-known 60 Minutes journalist, lived …. Read More