This Week in Consumer

Andrew Paranal, Esq.

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Bankruptcy options for senior citizens

ARE your “golden years” golden? Not so for more and more Americans age 65 and older. The rate of personal bankruptcy filings among those ages 65 or older soared by 150% from 1991 to 2007, according to AARP. The biggest … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

Proving your citizenship

A little known provision of a new law could result in a denial of health care benefits to an estimated 50 million Medicaid (California’s Medi-Cal) enrollees. This includes hundreds of residents in nursing homes around the Southland.  With President-elect Donald … Continue reading

January 07, 2017

Protecting your memories

COMEDIAN George Wallace was performing one night at the Flamingo Las Vegas when he approached an elderly lady in the audience. She stood up and he asked her a simple question, “Who are you here with tonight?” Perhaps it was … Continue reading

September 28, 2016

Protecting your parents

SINCE its inception three decades ago, the ombudsman program has investigated elder abuse and other complaints on behalf of residents of California’s 1,300 nursing homes and more than 8,000 assisted living facilities. Many of the extraordinarily vulnerable people living in … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

Accidental disinheritance

ASK any parent whom they would want to inherit their estate and the overwhelming majority would answer the same thing, “My kids.” Unfortunately, many Filipino parents are unintentionally disinheriting their children that they love and adore. Here is how it … Continue reading

September 03, 2016

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