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The McNamara Law Firm - Serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Castaic, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch and surrounding communities. Our practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills and Living Trusts, Probate, Medi-Cal Planning, VA Benefits, and Trust Administration.

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November 4, 2019

Clients are often surprised at the many types of trusts available.  The following is a short reference for those thinking about “getting their affairs in order.”

Revocable Trust:  This is the most common type of trust.  The “settlors” (owners) create a legal contract (t...

September 12, 2019

When a loved one enters a long-term care facility, it is often a very difficult time. Maybe there was a catastrophic medical event, such as a stroke. Or perhaps the care needs of an Alzheimer’s victim can no longer be managed in the home.  Whatever the circumstances, t...

I have been following the groundbreaking research regarding Alzheimer’s prevention as it unfolds.  There are several neurologists/researchers who will go down in history as hero’s.  These hero’s are spreading the word about Alzheimer’s prevention, despite the lack of s...

Big pharmaceutical companies continue to try to find a “pill” cure for Alzheimer’s disease, without success.  But current research shows that Alzheimer’s is not really a “disease”, but instead a protective response the brain initiates to shield itself from years of abu...

As an Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney, I meet with people every day who are dealing with a family member, or themselves, affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  After years of being told “there is no cure, and no prevention”, we now know better.  It is critical that e...

In late 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented new eligibility rules for applicants submitting pension claims for aid and attendance.  Wartime veterans and surviving spouses of wartime veterans with substantial medical expenses who meet the eligibility re...

We have seen BIG CHANGES in the federal estate tax limits for 2019.  The estate and gift tax exemption is now $11.4 million per individual. That means an individual can leave $11.4 million to their beneficiaries with no federal estate tax due.  A married couple will be...

Do your important legal documents reflect our changing times?  Is your Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directive, and Trust growing mold on your shelf?  Here are some basic questions to ask yourself:

  • Do your documents address our digital age, the new laws, and th...

Back in 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered that patients with cognitive decline had a certain protein in their brain called beta amyloid plaque.  Since that time, the confirmed cases of Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic proportions. And still, there remains no...

Due to my family history, I consult with a physician who is “Bredesen-certified”, meaning he is trained in Alzheimer’s prevention methods, based on the newest research by such medical leaders as Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen (both now bestselling authors)....

Researchers have made new and important discoveries pertaining to Alzheimer’s and Dementia prevention. Numerous contributing factors have been identified, meaning that we actually have more control over the fate of our brains than previously believed.  One important di...

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