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February, 2023 - Issue #217
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Review your Estate Plan in the New Year
With the beginning of a new year, it's a good time to review your estate plan to determine if any changes are necessary. Keeping an estate plan up-to-date is critical to making sure it correctly reflects your wishes.
The last year or two may have brought about one or more major changes that may require an update to your estate plan. Here are some common life changes that might necessitate an update: you or someone important to you got married or divorced; the birth or adoption of a child, grandchild, or other family member; death of a beneficiary or named agent; purchase or sale of real estate; moving to a new state; significant increase or decrease in your estate's value; or more than five years since a power of attorney or advanced healthcare directive was last signed. 
Reviewing your estate plan may not be on the top of your to-do list this year but it is an important task. If something happens to you, then the estate plan currently in place will be in effect and your family might have to deal with the consequences. Reviewing and updating your documents regularly will give you peace of mind knowing that the plan has remained current and consistent with your wishes.
Law Attorney Michael Yeager 471-2177


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Resolved to get Divorced in 2023?
No one gets married with the intention of ending the relationship; we all dream of "happily ever after." For a good portion of people, though, that dream can become more of a nightmare - and divorce is put squarely on the table. 
If you have children, separation and divorce can become more complicated. Negotiating a custody schedule and possible child support payments can make even the most amicable split wrought with anxiety. 
The temptation to just "agree and move on" to put an end to the discomfort can be powerful - especially if you were the one who initiated the split and feel guilty or if your ex partner is making the process feel very overwhelming and painful. 
But after the dust settles, that temptation to give the other party exactly what they want in order to move on might actually result in you... not. 
Too often, moms and dads who agreed to less custody than they initially wanted or less support than they actually deserved regret their initial decision to "sign on the dotted line" to prevent further conflict. They're either forced to "make the best of it," or go back to court - often incurring substantial additional costs and now on the defense to argue that what they originally agreed to is not, in fact, "fair." 
If this sounds too familiar, take a beat. Take a breath. And then choose legal representation that will advocate for what you deserve and help you decide not just what you want now, but what will best benefit you and your family in the future. 
Denise Lite, Esq. 877-317-8080



Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita Celebrates 11 Years of Putting Businesses & Lives Back Together
Joel and Susan Moss had years of experience owning and operating an SCV-based construction company when they decided that it was time to expand their service and commitment to their community. "We had a lot of very loyal clients who would reach out years later when their home or business sustained damage - they wanted to work with people they trusted when their lives were turned upside down," recalls Joel. "It seemed like a natural transition to expand into the restoration and mitigation space."
Over the last decade, Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita has helped hundreds of local businesses and families recover after devastating loss. "We have rebuilt homes after kitchen fires; got businesses back up and running in record time after major water damage; helped Tick Fire victims restore their belongings that were seriously damaged by smoke; flooding victims' homes now look even better than they did before the damage because of our crew. It's very fulfilling work," explains Susan.
Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita has generously supported organizations like Carousel Ranch, The Boys & Girls Club and more during the last 11 years. "Being part of the Santa Clarita philanthropic community is one of the highlights of entrepreneurship in this valley," says Joel.
Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita 310-0884

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Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Earns Global Recognition for Highest Quality Stroke Care
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL - Healthcare, the international gold standard in recognizing the highest level of treatment for complex stroke cases.The Mission Hills hospital's stroke program has long been recognized by Los Angeles County emergency medical services as a comprehensive stroke center, a destination for ambulances that bypass other hospitals to reach this highest level of care. The DNV designation validates the expertise and highly reliable quality care that is being provided to these vulnerable patients.
"Our stroke team is a leader in providing complex interventional care and has worked hard to earn this designation," said Bernard Klein, MD, Providence Holy Cross chief executive. "From arrival in the emergency department, to evaluation and quick intervention to rehabilitation as needed, we often see our most serious stroke patients leave the hospital in excellent condition just days after a stroke."
Providence Holy Cross leads the county in the number of thrombectomies - the minimally-invasive procedure performed by neuro-interventionalists to remove potentially-deadly blood clots from the brain. A "code stroke" alerts the team of experts across the hospital to gather within minutes to assess and provide treatment.Certification by the Norway-based DNV GL - Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms hospitals address diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education and establishes metrics to evaluate outcomes.
By earning accreditation, Providence Holy Cross has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV's accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.Two other Providence hospitals in Southern California have earned this accreditation - Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica.
providence.org/socallife
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Spring 2023 Job Fair
Held in College of the Canyons' East Gym on Friday, March 11 from 9am to 12pm, this free event is open to the public and will feature a large number of employers. Meet business representatives, partake in mini interviews and learn about a variety of industries hiring locally. Log on to learn about job fair prep workshops that will be held in person and online.
canyons.edu/employmentcenter

Visiting Angels is Now Hiring
Visiting Angels help SCV seniors with errands, meal prep, light housekeeping, fall prevention and more. Benefit from flexible schedules as short as four hours, health insurance with TeleDoc services, referral bonuses, a 401K, starting pay of $18 an hour and more. Apply online today.
vavalencia.clearcareonline.com
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