Making a Large Gift to a Caregiver Needs An Attorney’s Blessing

Q.  My wife and I have a wonderful caregiver who has enabled us to remain at home.  We would like to make a significant bequest to her in our wills.  Can we handle the bequest by just handwriting a codicil to each of our wills? A.  The simple answer is, no.  Here’s why: California lawmakers… Read More »

Legal Tips When Hiring a Caregiver

Q. I plan to hire a full-time caregiver for my husband, and I want to make sure that I handle everything legally.  Do you have any suggestions as to how I handle payment or anything else? A.  Yes.  There are specific rules about handling the payroll, tax and employment law aspects of hiring household help,… Read More »