How Could the Secure Act Impact Your IRA-based Estate Planning?

How Could the Secure Act Impact Your IRA-based Estate Planning?

Did you know that bequeathing Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) is becoming more prevalent? This may be because the Baby Boomer generation is the first generation that has created retirement wealth in IRAs. The proposed SECURE Act, however, may require the IRA owner to make some changes to his or her IRA estate...
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Balancing Back-to-School Needs for Divorced Parents

Balancing Back-to-School Needs for Divorced Parents

Back-to-school season can be stressful and overwhelming for all parents, but for parents who are divorced, it can become more complicated. Deciding who will purchase school supplies, who will be there on the first day of school, and whether both parents’ names are listed on important school forms are just a few...
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Are Your Grandparents Protected This Grandparents Day?

Are Your Grandparents Protected This Grandparents Day?

Did you know that September 8th is National Grandparents Day? This year’s theme is “Bringing Generations to the Table” and we are joining millions of Americans in bringing awareness to the importance of helping ensure grandparents are protected, through estate planning and long-term care planning, for the next stage...
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Do I Need An Estate Planning or An Elder Law Attorney?

Do I Need An Estate Planning or An Elder Law Attorney?

Often, when clients come to us, one of the first questions they ask is “What is the difference between Estate Planning and Elder Law?” While this question may seem simple, whether a client needs Estate Planning or Elder Law, legal services depends greatly on each client’s unique set of circumstances. To help you make...
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Tips on Family Law Mediation

Tips on Family Law Mediation

Many people have heard the term ‘mediation,’ but often, we are asked what exactly mediation is and how it can benefit our clients. Mediation is a process where two parties discuss their disputes with a qualified and experienced impartial third-party. The mediator can help the two parties come to an amicable...
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The Month of June Helped Us Raise Awareness About Elder Abuse

The Month of June Helped Us Raise Awareness About Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an epidemic that seems to be growing rapidly in recent years. Although abuse can happen at any time, elder abuse specifically impacts seniors over the age of sixty. The National Council on Aging describes it as “physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment....
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Introducing Roth Elder Law’s New Mediation Program

Introducing Roth Elder Law’s New Mediation Program

You may have heard about mediation, but do you know what exactly mediation is, and what it entails? Let us share with you more about the importance of mediation and Roth Elder Law’s new Mediation Program. Mediation is a process where two parties discuss their disputes with a qualified and experienced impartial...
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Meet Our New Mediator, Kristin B. Schamel, Esq.

Meet Our New Mediator, Kristin B. Schamel, Esq.

Roth Elder Law is pleased to welcome (back) Kristin Schamel as the newest addition to our team. Kristin is originally from the Chicago area, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1995, Kristin moved to California with her husband, a proud United...
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