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27Aug2015

Our Commitment to Community Engagement

One of my favorite quotes has always been the famous Francis Bacon quote, “knowledge is power.” Having spent several years clerking for a Federal Court Judge, I can confirm that the attorneys and litigants with the best understanding of the facts and most knowledgeability of the applicable law have a considerable power advantage over their opponents. In
  • 27 Aug, 2015
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20Aug2015

Police Departments are Paying to be Trained on How to Keep Your Money

In a segment from earlier this year, CNN’s Anderson Cooper investigated the growing problem of civil asset forfeiture, otherwise known as “policing for profit.” By law, police officers are allowed to seize personal property, including cash, if they believe it is in some way connected to criminal activity. And even if the police are never
  • 20 Aug, 2015
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12Aug2015

10 Common Myths About Long-term Care

It’s becoming more apparent in my practice that the subject of long term care is rarely talked about. Especially between parents and their adult children. As the cost of care has increased over the years– it is even more imperative to include this type of coverage in your overall estate and financial plan. We at
  • 12 Aug, 2015
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04Aug2015

Asset Forfeiture Can Happen to the Least Suspecting

Asset Forfeiture Abuse! It’s happening everywhere! Interesting article about another case of abuse of the civil asset forfeiture statute used against the innocent and unsuspecting. We at Shillinger Law help our clients hold governmental agencies accountable for their claim that the property seized under the civil asset forfeiture statute is in fact valid. Asset Forfeiture
  • 4 Aug, 2015
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05Jun2015

Proper Dental Care not Available in Many Nursing Homes

A Dear Abby article submitted earlier this year by Nancy C. shed light on a serious, but relatively little-known issue: the general unavailability of proper dental care in assisted living facilities. “My mother has Alzheimer’s. She has been in a nursing home for 10 years. I feel sorry for her because she can’t verbalize that
  • 5 Jun, 2015
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01May2015

Long Term Care

In the time that I’ve been an estate planning attorney, one especially frightening issue continues to rear its ugly head — the issue is that LONG TERM CARE has not been discussed, contemplated or bought…   This is a costly oversight. According to the national advisory counsel for long term care insurance, in 2011 there were approximately
  • 1 May, 2015
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28Apr2015

Digital Age Calls for Digital Planning

We Live in a Digital Age and it’s time to catch up. Whether it’s music on iTunes, family photos on a computer, video games, eBooks, or documents on cloud storage, we all have digital assets of some kind. We also have digital accounts: Facebook, LinkedIn, email, utility billing, and bank accounts. Digital asset planning is an
  • 28 Apr, 2015
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15Mar2015

3 Estate Planning Musts

1.Review and update your estate plan regularly – Review and update your estate plan regularly — when life changes occur, your estate plan should reflect this as well.  For example, did you just buy a house, get married or divorced? I f you have an estate plan, these events may drastically change what you had originally planed
  • 15 Mar, 2015
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01Jan2015

2015 New Year Newsletter

It’s a New Year! January 2015 Newsletter Happy New Year! I’m excited to share with you some of the changes taking place at Shillinger Law. We’ve moved to a new location in Mission Valley with more comforts, parking, and views. Stop by and say hello when you get a chance. At Shillinger Law, we recognize
  • 1 Jan, 2015
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23Dec2013

Why Your College-Age Children Need an Estate Plan

Originally posted by By ANNE TERGESEN Here’s an issue many families overlook when children leave for college: That child, in the eyes of the law, is now an adult—and needs some all-important documents. Once individuals reach the age of majority—18 in most states—their parents are no longer entitled to see their medical and financial records and make
  • 23 Dec, 2013
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