Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Law Office Has Moved Location!

You’re invited to visit us at our beautiful, new office at 3500 Douglas Blvd. Suite 250, Roseville, CA 95661.  

Our new office is just about a mile from the previous site. It’s easy to find, and there’s plenty of parking. We know you’ll love our new space as much as we do!

Our phone number is the same: (916) 786-7515.  If you have been contemplating updating or creating an estate plan, need help with trust administration or probate, give us a call.  Our longtime staff is always happy to assist you with your estate planning needs.
With more than 50 years of combined legal expertise, attorneys Lynn Dean and Tracy Poston Shows specializes in Estate Planning and Administration, Probate and Elder Law in the Sacramento region. Visit our website for more information!





Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Free Dementia Workshops - Lynn A. Dean Featured Speaker March 24, 2016

Lynn A. Dean
Estate Planning Attorney
Now through May, on the 4th Thursday of each month, various sponsors will be hosting "Dementia Workshops" at the Oakwood Village Assisted Living, 3388 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95603.

Each month a professional in the dementia field is a featured speaker.  Lynn Dean will be presenting on March 24.  Her topic is Legal and Financial Planning.  In this workshop, Lynn Dean will provide you with current information on: Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Finance, Conservatorships, Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning and Medi-Cal.

All events are held from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. For more information, and to reserve your seat, please call: (916) 965-5565

A summary of the workshop topics are:

January 28, 2016 THE SENIOR CARE JOURNEY: OPTIONS, RESOURCES AND ADVOCACY
February 25, 2016 THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
March 24, 2016 LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING
April 28, 2016 BEING WITH GRIEF IN THE LANDSCAPE OF LOSS
May 26, 2016  CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER

The link to the flyer is here: Dementia Workshop.

These monthly workshops are designed to provide education and encouragement for caregivers and individuals who would like to learn more about memory loss and dementia-related conditions. Join us for an opportunity to become more knowledgeable and better able to advocate for yourself and others. Each workshop is unique and offers valuable building blocks and helpful tool - skills that will ease some of the burden on a difficult journey.



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Don't Be Tricked Into Spending Unnecessary Money on a Deed Solicitation


If you recently had a deed recorded, (trust transfer quitclaim deed, inter-spousal transfer deed, or any other kind) please take note.  Even if you re-financed or purchased property, you may be solicited by a company called RECORD TRANSFER SERVICES. 

There are many other names of similar deed service companies, but this one was recently provided to us by our client.  We’ve attached a copy of the letter for you to see, click here. 

In this example, the company, RECORD TRANSFER SERVICES, is from Westlake Village, CA.  Their office locations changes, but they are not new to this tricky kind of solicitation.  There is a long history of complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

At first glance the letter looks legitimate.  In bold letters it’s titled RECORDED DEED NOTICE and there are factual items noted on it that do pertain to your property such as parcel number, recording date and county of recording. This information is public record and the scam is to lure you into paying over $80.00 for a copy of your current deed.  The example letter (in the link above) even comes with a compliance date in big bold letters and a special box outlining reasons why you need to pay them. 

The fact is you don’t need a copy of your deed. Your actual deed will be mailed to you at no charge. And if you need another copy, you can order one through your county clerk recorder’s office for a few dollars!   In some counties you can also order deed copies online.