As we age, our ability to care for ourselves diminishes considerably. While some of us are fortunate enough to handle our own affairs late into life, others become unable to perform even some of life's basic duties. When this happens, these individuals or their loved ones may want to consider creating legal protections to ensure that the vulnerable individual is appropriately cared for.
The loss of a loved one, regardless of whether it is expected, can be tragic. The emotional harm suffered during this time can be enough to leave an individual overwhelmed, but these surviving family members usually have more to deal with in the aftermath of their loved one's death. Oftentimes chief amongst them is settling matters related to the deceased's estate. Through effective and holistic estate planning, though, Californians can save their loved one's the trouble while at the same time provide for them in a way that they see fitting.