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Dear Counselor: There Comes A Time To Move On

Question: My father passed away about a year ago, leaving all of his property in a living trust to my sister and me. I am the trustee. He lived in a fairly large house outside the Bay Area. My sister moved in with him several years ago out of necessity when she lost her job. [...]

By | 2018-04-01T18:38:51+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: There Comes A Time To Move On

Dear Counselor: California Looks Favorably on Job Mobility

Question: I have worked here for a national company for almost two decades. A competing business recently expressed an interest in what I can bring to the job at their company. They are also offering to pay me more in salary, and the benefits appear better. I am concerned that my current employer may take [...]

By | 2018-04-01T18:38:31+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: California Looks Favorably on Job Mobility

Dear Counselor: Thorny Issues Around an Inheritance

Question: After my father died last year, I received notice that I was a beneficiary of a trust. The money in the trust was not really my father’s but rather an inheritance he received from his uncle. I have been processing the passing of my father and the family dynamics involved with that, and I [...]

By | 2018-04-01T18:38:42+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Thorny Issues Around an Inheritance

Dear Counselor: From A Messy Divorce Spring Thoughts Of Prenup

Question: I got divorced a few years ago. I have been in a relationship now for almost a year, and my girlfriend recently accepted my marriage proposal. My prior divorce was drawn out with so many arguments and it was so expensive that I really want to avoid that mess, if at all possible. Although [...]

By | 2018-02-06T22:37:12+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: From A Messy Divorce Spring Thoughts Of Prenup

Dear Counselor: Time To Step Up And Help Manage Father’s Dementia

Question: Since my mother passed away a few years ago, my dad has been living alone at home and managing somewhat well. Shortly after her death, we visited a lawyer, and my father made me his agent under a power of attorney. I visit him frequently and have coordinated to have someone come by his [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:27:23+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Time To Step Up And Help Manage Father’s Dementia

Dear Counselor: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Question: After the winds that blew hard here last week, the fence that separates my property from my neighbor’s was badly damaged. The fence has been in disrepair for some time, and it bothers me. Because of the way our houses are situated and our respective landscaping choices, the fence features more prominently on my [...]

By | 2018-02-06T22:38:08+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Dear Counselor: I Didn’t Agree to Throw Money Down the Drain

Question: I had a plumbing company come to my house and give me an estimate on replacing a kitchen faucet and some shower fixtures. The plumber told me that he couldn’t see behind the walls to tell me what would need to be done. He told me that he hoped it would be a simple [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:27:43+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: I Didn’t Agree to Throw Money Down the Drain

Dear Counselor: Boundary Dispute Raises Tension Between Neighbors

Question: My wife and I bought our house in 2011. Soon after we bought it, we landscaped the back and front yards. We replaced the existing fence in its exact location, and we put in hardscaping and concrete planters that go right up to the fence line along with a concrete pad for a hot [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:26:52+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Boundary Dispute Raises Tension Between Neighbors

Dear Counselor: Divorce Won’t Provide A Moral Reckoning

Question: About six months ago, I found out that my husband had been unfaithful for the past few years. We have gone to counseling with a marriage and family therapist, and my husband has been working with his own therapist. He has been very apologetic, and he even tells me that he is working hard [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:26:43+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Divorce Won’t Provide A Moral Reckoning

Dear Counselor: Be Careful When Comparing Caregiving Costs

Question: Since my husband had a stroke a few months ago, I have been the primary caretaker for him at home. I am now looking to hire an in-home caregiver to help. I need someone to work about four to five hours every other day, maybe more, while I run some errands. I have interviewed [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:27:54+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Dear Counselor|Comments Off on Dear Counselor: Be Careful When Comparing Caregiving Costs