For an adult child, it can be heart-wrenching to watch a parent succumb to the physical and mental deterioration that often accompanies the aging process. If you find yourself in that position, and you have reached the point where you are genuinely concerned for your mother’s safety, it may be time to consider petitioning for conservatorship. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, a Riverside conservatorship lawyer explains what it means to become your mother’s conservator and how the process … [Read more...] about How Do I Become My Mother’s Conservator?
Riverside elder law attorney Dennis Sandoval was quoted in a recent USA Today article entitled Families' Best Defense for Dementia is Early Planning. In the article attorney Sandoval describes his law firm's involvement as the court appointed attorney in a contested conservatorship proceeding for famous rhythm and blues singer Etta James. … [Read more...] about Riverside Elder Law Attorney Quoted in USA Today Dementia Article
Riverside elder abuse attorney, Dennis Sandoval, has been closely following the fate of Stan Lee, the co-creator of such many legends. Sandoval's daughter is a big fan, anxiously anticipating the new Marvel movies and religiously listening to his speeches at ComiCon and other events and collecting various memorabilia. Both are sad to see the legend become the center of several legal battles that illustrate just how important proper estate planning can be. As statistics indicate that elder abuse … [Read more...] about Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee May Be the Victim of Elder Financial Abuse
For an adult child, one of the most heart-wrenching decisions that may ever need to be made is the decision to pursue conservatorship over a parent. If you find yourself wrestling with this decision, you are likely dealing with conflicting emotions. For many adult children, the idea of becoming a parent’s conservator feels akin to taking away a parent’s autonomy and freedom. Keep in mind, however, that if you fail to act on your concerns right now, your parent could become the victim of elder … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Consider Petitioning for Conservatorship of Dad?
Although we all prefer not to dwell on it, reality dictates that as we age, so do our parents and other older loved ones. The natural aging process typically brings with it physical and/or mental deterioration along with increased odds of developing Alzheimer’s or another age-related dementia condition. At some point, it may become clear that a parent (or other loved one) can no longer safely and responsibly make personal and/or financial decisions. If you find yourself facing such a … [Read more...] about Riverside Estate Planning Attorney Explains the Process of Conservatorship in California
Parkinson's Awareness Day is April 11 this year. Parkinson's disease is a disease in which the nerves degenerate, predominately affecting the nuerons that produce dopamine in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra. The cause of the disease remains largely unknown. People with Parkinson's disease may experience: (a) tremors, mainly while at rest; (b) slowness of movement; (c) limb rigidity; and (d) gait and balance problems. While Parkinson's Disease itself is not fatal, complications … [Read more...] about Parkinson’s Awareness Day
As a probate law firm, we have a thorough understanding of matters that are handled by the probate court. This court serves a very valuable purpose, but strangely enough, it can be a good idea to avoid it in some cases, and this can be done through the proper planning. One role of the probate court would be to appoint a conservator if it ever becomes necessary. This is an individual that would be empowered to make decisions on behalf of an incapacitated adult. The clients we serve reside mainly … [Read more...] about Probate Law, Powers of Attorney, and Incapacity Planning
Educational Webinars Riverside Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Dennis M. Sandoval conducts free educational webinars on a monthly basis for consumers, attorneys and other professionals (financial professional, private fiduciaries, social workers and other financial professionals) on a monthly basis. The goal of the seminars is to educate the public about important estate planning, elder law, disability planning, financial planning, retirement planning and tax subjects. Consumer Webinars … [Read more...] about Riverside Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Conducts Free Educational Webinars