Britt L. Haselton - Menlo Park, California 94025

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750 Menlo Avenue, Suite. 200 , Menlo Park , California 94025








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Don't settle for less. Experience the Haselton Haselton & Liddicoat LLP difference. Helping victims get the justice they deserve.

Haselton Haselton & Liddicoat LLP attorneys focus on:

Business law — Including entity formation and contract litigation
Civil litigation — Including personal injury and other civil disputes
Estate planning — Including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and estate administration
Real estate issues — Including land use and zoning issues, foreclosures, real estate contracts and more

We are committed to providing solutions for individuals and businesses in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and the surrounding parts of northern California.

Britt L. Haselton is located in the Menlo Park area of California. There are at least 14 other listings in the 94025 postcode area.

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9/11/2015 12:01:06 PM

Study Finds No Increase in Number of Living Wills: According to a new study, since 2000, there has been no spike in the number of Americans with cancer getting living wills to help establish instructions for end-of-life care. This is in spite of the fact that cancer is one of those chronic diseases that can involve difficult decisions, especially those related to life-prolonging care. The study was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, and found an increase in the number of cancer patients conferring health care power of attorney to another person. Back in 2000, the rate of such actions involved 52% of cancer patients, and that number had increased to 74% in 2012. Surprisingly enough, even though many cancer patients were transferring power of attorney to others in preparation for the difficult decisions to be made ahead, there was no corresponding increase in the number of living wills that were made during this period. A power of attorney designates a person whom you wish to make decisions for you. A financial power of attorney, for instance, will designate a person whom you wish to make financial decisions on your behalf, while a health care power of attorney will designate a person to make healthcare-related decisions for your medical care in a situation in which you are incapacitated and unable to articulate your wishes. A living will, on the other hand, will contain specific instructions about the kind of care that you wish to be used when you are incapacitated. You might provide instructions about whether you want artificial resuscitation to be used on you, whether you want to be on an artificial ventilator, and other such instructions.
7/20/2015 10:10:05 AM

Tips for Writing a Will: On the face of it, writing a will is a simple process. In California, all you need to write a valid will is ensure that your will has two witnesses, and that the will is signed by these two witnesses. However, every year, there are disputes over wills that were written in adherence to these two rules. In other words, even if your will is witnessed and attested, there can still be disputes about your will, and those disputes can turn ugly. In order to ensure that there are no disputes after you, keep these tips in mind. Plan your will in advance. When you begin writing a will, make an inventory of all your assets, and decide what happens to these assets, and which of your heirs will receive these assets. Try to be as fair as possible, and remember that there is no such thing as an equal division of wealth. Write your will to include not just your major assets like your home, your retirement funds, insurance policies and investments, but also smaller things like your household possessions and personal belongings. Also account for mementos, souvenirs, and other objects that you have collected over the years. Remember, that often family disputes arise over the smaller items. Remember to tell family members where your will is located, so that it can be located easily after you. Make sure that family members also know of the location of other important estate planning documents, like your living will. Name an executor-preferably not someone who is an heir to your estate, and also remember to have a backup executor, who can take over charge of executing your will in the case of the death of the main executor.
6/12/2015 1:06:04 AM

Writing a Will: What You Need to Know: A will is a legal document that you will write to define your wishes for the management of assets after you. Basically, this is a legal document that will contain your instructions for the transfer of your estate after your death. Your will can include all of the items in your estate, and that includes not just the major items like houses, and investments, but also smaller items, like bone china. A well-drawn out will include arrangements for the transfer and management of not just the major items in the estate, but also the small items and even personal belongings. As any San Jose estate planning lawyer will tell you, some of the most contentious family disputes arise over book collections, coin collections, and other personal belongings owned by the deceased. You can also use a will to outline who you want to take care of your minor children after you. You can establish a designated guardian for the minor children. Most types of assets can be included in your will except retirement funds, and life insurance policies. to in both of these cases, you may have to designate a beneficiary for these policies and funds, right at the time of the establishment of the policy. This is why it's not merely important to draft a will, but also to ensure that all of your financial documents like your policy statements, and documents are updated with the names of beneficiaries. Do I need a lawyer, for writing a will? You don't necessarily need to have a lawyer to have a will, but it helps. On your own, you are likely to make the kind of mistakes that result in legal squabbles, and family disputes after you.
6/11/2015 1:09:10 AM

Most Adults Have No Information about Parents Estate Documents: An increasing number of American seniors are getting older and require care, but their adult children have very little information about their parents’ financial or legal documents. According to a new survey by, a majority of adults in United States are not informed about all the financial and legal documents that they need to ensure that they can care for their aging parents, and make decisions for them. Besides, the adult children in the study also admitted that their parents had reviewed their estate plans quite some time ago. 12 percent admitted that their parents had updated their estate documents and other financial documents between one and five years ago. 7% admitted that their parent had revised their estate planning documents 6 to 10 years ago. Only approximately 19% said that their parents had updated their documents within the past year. It's important to get your parents to go through their financial and legal documents so that they can get these updated every year. Adults need to get involved in helping their parents plan for these things, especially when seniors begin to forget these details. The failure to plan for eventualities can make things very challenging for you when your parents suffer a sudden illness, or die. You may not have access to crucial important tools, like a healthcare directive that can help you understand what your parents’ wishes were for end-of-life care. In the event of the death of a parent, you will need access to financial and legal documents, including the original will and other documents so that you can proceed with the transfer of assets. In the absence of all of these documents, the process will only delay, and you may suffer severe inconvenience.
5/10/2015 11:52:36 PM

Comcast-Time Warner Merger off: The much-awaited merger between Comcast and the Time Warner Cable, which would have significantly increased Comcast’s size, is off. Comcast announced recently that it has decided to abandon its $45 billion bid to take over Time Warner Cable. The company has been lobbying for several months to get the deal approved by the federal administration. However, there were several hurdles in getting the merger deal approved. One major point that regulators had a problem with was the question of whether Comcast would threaten the growth of Internet-based business services, that would likely compete with the Comcast model. Critics of the deal, for instance, have alleged that Comcast has in the past also made decisions that were destructive to others. Critics alleged that Comcast could use its newly enhanced size after the merger to hurt competition. It did that last year when it entered into a dispute with Netflix. In that dispute, Comcast did not upgrade cable connections that delivered Netflix content, and as a result, there was a drop in streaming quality. Netflix was ultimately forced to pay a fee to access Comcast customers. That is the kind of situation that critics of the Comcast-Time Warner deal did not want to see happening again. According to regulators at the Department Of Justice as well as the Federal Communications Commission, the arguments against the merger were strong enough that they decided that the deal should be stopped. The calling off of the Comcast-Time Warner deal does not bode well for the fate of many other such mergers that are already in the pipeline. For several years now, federal immigration regulators went ahead and approved mergers, allowing communications companies to inflated. However, since then, regulators have slowly become more hostile toward such mergers, signaling that the age of mega-deals is over.
5/1/2015 11:31:09 PM

Creating an Inventory for Estate Planning: Before you start creating your estate plan, you need to make an inventory of all the assets that you own. These include not just physical assets, but also non-physical assets. The first thing that you need to do before you make a will is to first determine what you own. That is easier said than done. Over the course of many years, you have probably collected many personal items that you must now account for in your will. First, create an inventory of the physical items or assets. That includes all of the item, in your possession. You do not have to include each and every personal item, but those that are worth above a certain amount of money. For instance, make an inventory of items that are worth more than $100 each. That can include furnishings, furniture, heirlooms, jewelry, antiques, pieces of art, collectibles, record collections, coin collections, souvenirs, mementos and other items in your possession. List each item individually - do not lump all of the pieces of furniture together, as a single entry labeled “furniture.” Also, include your home appliances, computers, as well as weapons in your gun collection. The power tools and equipment that you currently own will also find a place on the list. Finally, include your house, and each of your vehicles on the list. Next, make an inventory of all of the non-physical items. These assets can include your mutual funds, retirement assets, 401k plans, bank accounts, life insurance policies, IRA plans, disability insurance policies, auto policies, homeowner’s insurance policies, health insurance plans, stocks, bonds, and notes. Once you have created an inventory, it is much easier for you to go about the process of distributing these assets however you see fit. Speak to an estate planning lawyer in San Jose, for help with creating a will.
4/10/2015 10:38:07 PM

Estate Planning for Childless Couples: Estate planning is important, for all couples, but for those couples who do not have children, the need for proper estate planning is even direr. If you are a childless couple, you have to deal with matters related to the legal and financial decisions that are to be made on your behalf when you are incapacitated, as well as the matter of what happens to all of your assets after you. There are two aspects of estate planning for a childless couple. For one thing, you have to plan for what happens to your assets, including your real estate property or investment funds, retirement funds, personal property and other assets, after you're gone. The other has to do with the decisions to be taken in your medical care if you are incapacitated. If you're in a situation, where you are no longer in a medical condition to make decisions for yourself, and if your spouse is also incapacitated, or no longer living at that time, then it is important for you to designate someone who can make those decisions on your behalf. If you die without a will or trust in place, then California's inheritance laws will kick in, and you might find that your assets and properties are in the hands of people who are not related to you at all. If you not have children, you probably have quite a few wishes about who you want to leave at least some of your possessions to. For instance, you might want to inherit a relative or might want to leave a few treasured possessions to special people in your life. You might want to bequeath your money to certain charities. To accomplish all of these smoothly, and without any hassles, it's important to create a will, and establish a trust at the same time. Speak to a California estate planning lawyer about how you can protect your assets and ensure that your end-of-life wishes are carried out.
4/4/2015 10:26:07 PM

How Do You Account for Personal Belongings in Your Estate?: Actor Robin Williams’ third wife is currently engaged in a legal dispute with his three children from his earlier marriage. The dispute is related not to million-dollar homes, or stocks, but to personal belongings of the actor. The personal belongings include graphic novels, action figures, walking sticks, collectibles, clothing and many other personal items that the actor not only used, but also carefully collected over the years. Legal disputes don't necessarily break out over the expensive items in an estate. Often, it is the smaller items that family members may cherish, and may actually go to court for. You can avoid a scenario like this in your own home. For this, it is important amount for you to go through your estate, which includes not just your house, and other assets, but also your personal belongings. You don't necessarily have to go through every picture or book, but it important for you to decide which of your belongings are dear to your family members. Once you decide which items individual family members would like, you can go ahead and earmark that item for him or her. It's critical to get inputs from your family members during the process. Ask individual family members which of your items they would like to keep. You may have an extensive coin collection, or a vinyl record collection that you thought only you love. You'd be surprised however to find that all of your children want to retain these collections. It's more difficult to divide personal belongings, because it isn't possible to divide a favorite book or masterpiece. You can however make it easier by deciding to let the older children get particular items or dividing these items based on gender of the heirs.
3/6/2015 9:11:14 PM

Have You Taken This Important Estate Planning Step after Your Divorce?: It may seem like one of the most obvious things to do you when get a divorce, but the number of people who fail to change beneficiary names and other details on their estate plans after their divorce, is stunning. As a result, their assets gets tangled in a mess after their death, when their ex-spouses and their families lay claim to their assets. That's exactly what is happening in the case of a New York woman, who died at age 43 recently. She divorced her husband in 2007, but in her will, which had been made back in 1996, named him as the beneficiary and his father as the second beneficiary to her house. While her husband's name was immediately erased from the will upon the divorce, his father's name as the second beneficiary remained. Upon her death, the ex-father-in-law laid claim to the house as his rightful inheritance. Her family alleges that she wrote a new will after the divorce to reflect her new intentions, but they cannot locate a copy of the will. There's plenty that Los Angeles estate planning lawyers will find wrong with this woman's estate planning, but a number of people are at risk of such mistakes like this. Pay special attention to your estate plans after your divorce. Ideally, you should be going through your estate plan at least every year to revise the provisions and change if necessary. Change the names of beneficiaries to your life insurance policies, your retirement accounts and investment accounts. If you have given your spouse powers of attorney to take decisions on your behalf in financial matters and durable power of attorney to take medical decisions for you, get these revoked immediately.
2/27/2015 8:54:04 PM

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