Special Needs Trusts in San Bernadino

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    Special Needs Trusts in San Bernadino

    The benefits of a forming trust in San Bernadino are many. For more information on living trusts, please click here.  However, a living trust is not for every San Bernadino resident and in some instances, a special needs trust might be the best trust for you and/or your family, especially if you have a sick or disabled family member. If this is the case for you, speak with your San Bernadino wills and trust lawyer about a special needs trust. Used to hold assets for a person with a physical or mental disability or with chronic illness, the goal of [...]

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    Premises Liability for Halloween Parties and Trick or Treating

    Boo! Halloween is almost here and many San Bernadino residents are planning their costumes and preparing for trick-or-treaters. It is also important that as a property renter or owner, you prepare your premises for a fun, safe experience for visitors. Halloween celebrations, whether they be adult parties or children trick-or-treating, are typically a good-time for all involved. However, both can lead to potential liability if a person is injured while on your property. Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from a premises liability lawsuit in San Bernadino. In California, home premises liability generally [...]

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    Should I Create a Living Trust?

    Many San Bernadino residents don’t like to talk or think about it, but planning for your family after your death is an important issue. If you want to protect your possessions, including your money, during your lifetime and after it and make sure that each person you care about gets exactly what you want them to, you need to consider speaking with a San Bernadino estate planning lawyer. There are several options for protecting your family’s finances and property during and after your lifetime, and those include a will or a trust. A trust is an arrangement under which one [...]

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    Criminal Records as a Reason to Discriminate

    Many hard-working San Bernadino residents have been arrested and/or convicted of crimes at one point in their lives. Maybe they were young and reckless, or they were arrested for a crime they did not commit. Perhaps the arrest was a wake up call for them to change their lives. No matter the reason for the arrest and/or conviction, it is unfair if these transgressions are held against them for the rest of their lives, especially during the job search. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,your CA employer cannot use your criminal record as part of a reason to discriminate [...]

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    How to Contest a Will in San Bernadino

    When a loved one or family member passes away, those left behind often have serious doubts about the validity of the deceased’s will.  Sometimes this is because they believe they were supposed to receive something, or more than what they did, and they believe that a third person cheated them out of what was supposed to be theirs. If you are interested in challenging the validity of a person’s last will and testament know that it is not easy, as the California courts want to make sure that the deceased’s wishes are honored and that a greedy family member is [...]

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    Benefits of Life Insurance Trusts in San Bernadino

    Are you in the process of setting up your estate and considering various options to save you and your family money? If so, you have likely looked into a life insurance trust. An irrevocable, non-amendable trust that is both the owner and beneficiary of one or more life insurance policies, a life insurance trust can be a great way to save potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in estate taxes. In California, it is important to designate the right beneficiaries in if you want your insurance proceeds to avoid federal estate taxation. Under current law, if the policy is owned [...]

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    Common San Bernadino Car Accident Myths

    Many TV, movies, and news reports seem to tell San Bernadino accident victims that filing a lawsuit after suffering physical or emotional injuries because of someone else’s negligence is wrong. Many personal injury victims have mistaken beliefs about personal injury claims; including their right to file one. The skilled legal team at Skapik Law Group is here to tell you that if you or a loved on has been injured because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you have the right to seek financial recovery. Because the media, and sometimes friends and family, seem to tell many San Bernadino accident [...]

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    San Bernadino Workers Comp Driving Accidents

    Are you a San Bernadino truck driver or sales rep? Be careful on the road. A recent study reported in the Los Angeles Times showed that sales reps and truck drivers have the deadliest jobs. San Bernadino workers comp lawyers know from experience that accidents on the road involving employees on the job are not unusual. The workplace injury attorneys in San Bernadino have seen first-hand the devastating impact of on-the-job accidents in California, whether they occur on the road or at the workplace. According to the study, fatal work injuries involving transportation comprised 39% of annual job-related fatalities, with 21% of those job [...]

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    San Bernadino Slip and Fall Accidents

    Each year in Southern California, specifically San Bernadino, senior citizens injure themselves in accidents, such as a slip and falls in the shower. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1/3rd of seniors over the age of 65 suffer a fall accident every year.  These accidents result in approximately 20,000 deaths every year and more than 2 million seniors have to be rushed to hospital emergency rooms every year after they suffer a fall accident — staggering numbers when you consider that senior citizens account for such a small percentage of the population. While fall accidents are a major [...]

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    When a California Retail Store is Negligent

    Most California retail establishments carry a large insurance policy to protect them from lawsuits, some of them frivolous. However, the legitimate lawsuits can cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars and since they know the law states that they are responsible for keeping their property safe.  Sometimes, incidents occur at Southern California stores where the store’s negligence results in someone being hurt. If you were at a So Cal retail store and were injured as a result of unsafe conditions, you may want to contact a San Bernadino personal injury attorney about the matter. A skilled personal injury attorney can also be [...]