11/23/13 – Gurvey’s Law KABC 790

On 11/25/13 Gurvey’s Law KABC 790 had a great show about elder law and elder care with guests Eric Steven Stahl and Alice Salvo.  This show of Gurvey’s Law aired on Saturday 11/23/13 from 5pm-6pm on KABC 790 Talk Radio.




The first guest on the show was Eric Steven Stahl who obtained his training in motion picture and TV production from the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  His directorial credits include over 60 award-winning national television spots, including the first digital stereo commercial ever broadcast, (Clio Winner, “Yes, It’s a CHEVY” for General Motors).

In addition to his work in the advertising world, his major cinematic accomplishments include pioneering digital audio for film; writing, producing and directing “DIGITAL DREAM,” a 70mm six track digital stereo Imax style experience, for Sony, Eastman Kodak, Panavision and Glen Glenn Sound.  His feature directorial debut, the sci-fi thriller “FINAL APPROACH,” starring Hector Elizondo, James B. Sikking, Madolyn Smith Osborne and Kevin McCarthy also has the unique distinction of being the world’s first all-digital sound (DDD),  theatrical motion picture ever released.

Mr. Stahl’s writing credits include co-authoring two feature projects for Touchstone and Disney: SEMI-PRO and CARDIAC EXPRESS, and either writing or co-writing more than a dozen screenplays, including “2000” for Showtime Original Pictures, the Biopic “BEATING THE ODDS,” and “SAFE HOUSE” starring Patrick Stewart.  SAFE HOUSE, which was Mr. Stahl’s second feature outing at the helm, was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful suspense thriller produced for Showtime starring, in addition to Stewart, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Hector Elizondo.

His most recent feature effort was the Warner Bros. Entertainment released comedy I SEE YOU.com starring Beau Bridges, Rosanna Arquette and Hector Elizondo, a “biting” send-up of social media, reality TV and the instant celebrity culture we live in.  Mr. Stahl is currently Producing the feature film documentary Moment to Moment.  Mr. Stahl’s filmmaking work has been recognized worldwide for its creative excellence, personally garnering a Clio, a Lulu, a Gold Medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York, 2 Silver Medals from the Chicago Film Festival, a Golden Halo Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council, the Ad Age Certificate of Achievement for writing and directing one of the top 100 commercials of the decade, and the Golden Scroll Award for FINAL APPROACH from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.



The second guest on the show was attorney Alice Salvo holds a Master’s Law Degree in Estate Planning and has 31 years of experience in Probate, Estate Planning and Elder Law. She has the prestigious designation from the State Bar as a certified “Specialist” in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Ms. Salvo is AV rated, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Alice A. Salvo was recognized as a Super Lawyer for estate planning, published in Los Angeles Magazine and was also recognized as one of the top attorneys in the San Fernando Valley by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She attended Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.) and the University of Miami School of Law (L.L.M. in Estate Planning).

What Can an Elderly Parent Do to Prevent Adult Children from Taking Control of Their Lives and Assets?

Start legal planning now! This includes making plans for health care and long-term care, making plans for finances and property, naming another person to make decisions on behalf of an ill parent or one facing Alzheimer’s.

It is important for everyone to plan for the future especially for a person with Alzheimer’s. The sooner this begins the more the person with dementia may be able to participate. Early planning allows the person with dementia, possibly exhibiting memory problems to be involved and express his or her wishes for future care and decisions. This eliminates guesswork for families and lets the person with dementia to designate decision makers on his or her behalf. Early planning also allows time to work through the complex legal and financial issues that are involved in long-term care.

Two important Steps!
1. The aging parent should meet with an estate planning attorney to review any old existing documents or set up a new relevant plan.

2. Utilize documents such as a trust, power of attorney, health care directive and will to your advantage. Consider protecting the home from a future Medi-Cal lien which could wipe out a family or be financially devastating. An attorney can guide the family to protect their home and savings.

Estate planning attorney Alice Salvo achieved Super Lawyer status as published in Los Angeles Magazine. She served as the President of the Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys and also President of the San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council.

The firm has answers, and a proven record of success helping families avoid expensive probate, minimize taxes, improving aid for those with special needs and benefitting elderly parents facing deteriorating health from aging.

You can visit her website www.salvolaw.com for more information or call 818-887-3333 for a free consultation.



One Response to 11/23/13 – Gurvey’s Law KABC 790

  1. Terri & Jack says:

    I tune in every week! I love how my husband and I can listen to the show with interesting topics over a nice glass of red wine!

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