Yesterday, November 9th, I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the annual attorney seminar for the NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association on business succession planning and, more specifically, buy/sell agreements for business owners. For more information on business succession planning and the need for a plan to protect your business in the event of death or disability, call our office to schedule a free consultation. Thank you to the NTCA for the opportunity and thank you to the Hotel del Coronado for hosting the event. Check out a short highlight video of the presentation below and visit our firm's new site discussing business formations and succession planning: www.FamilyTrustPlanner.com.
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Attention all: The Law Offices of Casey O'Connell is proud to introduce our new website dedicated solely to estate planning. The site can be found by clicking the link above or by copying and pasting www.FamilyTrustPlanner.com into your web browser. The site is meant to explain estate planning to the public, provide information about the documents you might expect to create with our firm, and explain the estate planning services our firm offers to Californians. Give the site a read, inform your family and friends, and let us know if you'd like to schedule a consultation to discuss your estate plan today!
Today, October 5th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation granting citizens the right to expedite their death when suffering from a terminal illness. California joins Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana as one of now five states to permit doctor prescribed medicines to hasten death. The terminally ill must be deemed mentally sound, in other words not depressed, mentally ill, or deemed legally incompetent, to satisfy the requirements of exercising this new right. This emotionally charged legislation can have a profound effect on families. I have personally witnessed a close friend suffer from a terminal illness. This law now allows those like my friend to make a decision regarding their quality of life and whether, despite all efforts to the contrary, they can no longer tolerate the pain. Watch this video about a recent California resident who relocated to Oregon to end her life under its right to die law and who stirred the conscience of California's legislature about this right.
This is a highly sensitive topic for people to contemplate and discuss with those closest to them. If you, your family members, or loved ones would like to discuss how this new law affects your estate plans and the planning involved before going forward with a life or death decision, contact my office. I hope no one reading this has to make the decision now afforded California residents under the law.