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October 2019 Archives

The effects of a TBI can show up long after the injury occurred

You know that your brain is one of your most vital organs. The majority of your bodily functions and abilities hinge on your brain function. As a result, if you suffer a traumatic brain injury, the negative effects of that injury can be far-reaching and immensely impactful on your life and your future.

Estate planning is especially important for parents

When a California couple has kids, they may start making financial adjustments for the future needs of their children. For example, they may start a college savings fund or buy life insurance. Most parents understand the importance of thinking ahead, but many of them overlook the importance of estate planning for the benefit of their family. This includes deciding what to do with assets and preparing for medical emergencies that may arise in the future.

Estate planning misconceptions can be damaging

It is not easy to think about the future and make plans that could determine what will happen to a person's belongings after his or her passing. These are not simple decisions to make, and for many in California, they believe that estate planning is not necessary. They assume that because they are not famous, wealthy or elderly that they do not this type of legal protection. These and other misconceptions can be quite damaging.

The right type of parenting plan for a family after divorce

Deciding what will happen to the children is one of the most difficult aspects of a ending a marriage. It is not always easy for two California parents to work together to parent their children, but for many, co-parenting is a beneficial option. This type of parenting plan can provide stability and security for kids and allow them to maintain strong relationships with both parents after a divorce is final. To make this arrangement work, parents have to be willing to communicate and work together.

Divorce's impact on non-probate transfers

We have detailed on this blog in the past what might happen if you fail to update your will following your divorce. Your will determines the disposition of any assets that are subject to administration during the probate process. As many of those that we here at The Law Firm of Lan Quoc Nguyen & Associates have been surprised to learn, however, there are also often assets that you may own that are not subject to probate. How might these be handled, then, if they are not addressed after you get a divorce? 

Man killed, couple injured in collision near Angels Camp

One's first impulse after having been involved in a car accident in Westminster may not be to consider legal action. Rather, they typically are more concerned about dealing with any injuries they might have sustained than trying to assign blame. Yet ultimately, the impact of those injuries (coupled with the damages inflicted on their vehicle) may leave them with little choice but to seek compensation from the parties that caused their collisions. Some might think that such action is purely vindictive, as auto insurance distributions are meant to cover the costs of an accident. Yet in many cases, such payments are not enough to cover one's accident expenses. 

Do you want to pass on values and traditions to your child?

If you come from a Vietnamese background, you likely have many traditions and ideals within your family that you hope to pass on to your children. You may talk to your parents about things they have taught you and the values that you hold, and you may picture yourself having similar conversations with your new child.

What are the different types of alimony in California?

As you prepare to enter into divorce proceedings in Westminster, you may find that there will be no shortage of people prepared to offer you what might be seen as legal advice. Yet unless these people have a proven knowledge of domestic relations law, you should take what they say with the proverbial grain of salt. For example, you might be told to expect to be awarded alimony if you were not the primary income earner in your marital home. Yet alimony is not awarded in every divorce case; rather it is only reserved for those scenarios where one might have difficulty sustaining the same standard of living they enjoyed while married in the immediate aftermath of their divorce. 

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