Shae Irving

J.D. · UC Berkeley School of Law

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 California, Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, and Nolo's Quicken WillMaker & Trust software.

Shae graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before becoming a legal author.


Articles By Shae Irving

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
Find out what the requirements are for obtaining a prescription for life-ending medication under California’s law.
Convenience Accounts and Powers of Attorney
If you’re concerned about keeping up with your bill-paying and banking, you can get help by setting up a convenience account or a power of attorney.
Restrictions on Out-of-State Executors
Every state allows out-of-state executors to serve, though many states will require a bond and most states impose special rules on out-of-state executors.
Will Other States Accept My Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney?
In most cases, your health care documents will be honored in other states.
Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How It Works
The durable financial power of attorney is a simple way to arrange for someone to handle your finances.
Types of Health Care Directives
Health care directives allow you to inform medical professionals and family members about what kind of care you want when you can't communicate those wishes yourself.
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.
Notarizing and Witnessing Legal Documents During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Commercial restrictions and social distancing make it harder to finalize many legal and financial documents.