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Now More Than Ever Review Your Health

Care Instructions Including Living Wills Although this is undoubtedly a truly sensitive subject, it must be addressed. All of us should review healthcare-related documents, including a living will, DNR, healthcare directive, and HIPAA release immediately. You need to have signed current documents in place that reflect your desires. Your health directive and HIPAA release should…

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Primary Purpose of a Living Trust

Assets titled in the name of the trust avoid probate and provide privacy from the public in regards to your assets. In addition, a named trustee may serve to avoid having a guardian or conservator appointed for you by the state as you age or become incapacitated. This avoidance of what is called a conservatorship…

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Getting the Right Focus for Your Hoa Board

All too often, boards spend large amounts of time focused on relatively unimportant matters, so as a result, weightier matters get ignored. It can be easy to get caught arguing about an endless number of minor issues and lose sight of their responsibilities. They might skimp on items like reserves or insurance to keep their…

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California’s “Gig” Worker Law

AB5 A new and controversial law governing “gig work” (a fancy term for independent contractors) in California went into effect on January 1, 2020. Several groups, including freelance writers and Uber drivers, are fighting the regulation that was signed in September 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. The law is popularly known as AB5. The law…

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HOA – Getting the Focus Right

Homeowners Associations Serving on your homeowner association (HOA) board can be a thankless, challenging, and lonely job. It might seem like no one wanted it, and somehow I got stuck with it kind of a position. Usually, the job description comes with late-night maintenance phone calls, long-winded alcohol-induced suggestions, and the expectations that it is…

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Contract or Agreement

What is a Contract or Agreement? A contract is an agreement that is binding and legally enforceable when adequately formed. This kind of arrangement is the most frequently used for legal dealings. It happens in nearly every case where something is sold or purchased. Some examples include contracts for the sale of goods, sale of…

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Learn Your Health Information Rights

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA privacy rule provides you with health information privacy rights. Your health information rights include the right to access your health information, an accounting of disclosures of your health information, and to correct or amend your health information — the right to notice of privacy practices…

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Before Moving Into an HOA

Ask Yourself These Benefit and Restriction Questions Before Moving Into an HOA This list will allow you to do questioning as needed more quickly. HOA Benefits: What services will I receive in return for my monthly HOA assessment? How are our streets kept free of cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles? How is free parking for…