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What is HIPAA?

H.I.P.A.A. stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The original purpose of this Act (established in 1996) was to limit access of insurance companies to your medical records, however it actually limits everyone’s access to your medical records , including:

  1. Spouses
  2. Parents
  3. Children

The HIPAA Authorization allows you to designate certain individuals to receive your protected medical information.

For more information about the HIPAA Authorization, please contact our estate planning attorney in Woodland Hills.


Estate Planning: What You Should Know

What is an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is a complete set of instructions that convey your wishes upon your incapacity and/or death.

Why Should I Create My Own Estate Plan?

Without a personalized estate plan the State will decide who gets what and when.  The State’s idea of what your heirs should receive may not be the same as your own.  With an estate plan, you can avoid the time and cost of having the State decide your affairs.  It is essential that you take an active part in preparing your estate plan.

When Should I Start to Prepare My Estate Plan?

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