Shae Irving

J.D.

Shae Irving has written and edited for Nolo since 1994, specializing in estate planning and family law issues. She has written or co-written books and software, including Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for CaliforniaGet It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, and Nolo's Quicken WillMaker software. Shae graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before becoming a legal author.


Articles By Shae Irving

How to Get a Death Certificate
Death certificates are required by law for multiple purposes
Handling a Tenant's Abandoned Property in Massachusetts
Most states have laws governing what happens when a tenant moves out and leaves personal property behind.
Handling a Tenant's Abandoned Property in Georgia
Most states have laws governing what happens when a tenant moves out and leaves personal property behind.
Oregon's Death With Dignity Law
Find out what the requirements are for obtaining a prescription for life-ending medication under Oregon’s law.
California’s End of Life Option Act
In 2015, California passed a death with dignity law allowing terminally ill patients to request aid in dying in certain situations.
Handling a Tenant's Abandoned Property in Colorado
Most states have laws governing what happens when a tenant moves out and leaves personal property behind.
Notarizing and Witnessing Legal Documents During the Coronavirus Crisis
Commercial restrictions and social distancing make it harder to finalize many legal and financial documents.
About Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Forms
Many states are offering a new document to help you keep control of your medical care at the end of life, called a POLST form—short for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.”
Green Funerals: Protect the Planet and Your Pocketbook
A green burial or cremation is easier on the environment and saves money, too.
Financial Powers of Attorney: Do You Need One?
Almost everyone can benefit from a durable power of attorney for finances.