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The Benefits and Dangers of Power of Attorney in California

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that establishes a relationship between two people, a principal and an agent. The principal is usually an elderly, ill or disabled individual. The agent may be a trusted relative or friend. The POA allows the agent to make powerful legal, financial or medical decisions on behalf…
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Catanese and Wells Discusses the Most Common Mistakes Made During Estate Planning

Estate planning is widely considered one of the most important legal processes an individual can go through during their lifetime. Estate plans ensure that a person’s assets are appropriately allocated to their list of beneficiaries in the event of their death or incapacity. However, each year, thousands of beneficiaries lose assets due to oversights and…
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What Do You Do if There is a Dispute Surrounding a Will?

An estate dispute can be an immensely stressful experience for all involved. This is compounded by the fact that such disputes can be complex in nature, and many individuals that do not practice law are unsure of the steps that will need to occur if an estate dispute arises. Luckily, experts well versed in estate…
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Best Breeding Practices for First Time Horse Breeders

By, T. Randolph Catanese, Esq., Los Angeles, CA When a person or entity starts a horse breeding program, it is very important to consider multiple factors regardless of the size of the program. Tax considerations are very important with respect to the activity given the “hobby loss” rules. Moreover, consideration should be given to the…
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