Janet Brewer – Law Offices of Janet L. Brewer

2015 News & 2014 Most Viewed CA Estate Planning & Probate Blog Posts

Season's greetings and happy new year! This is my last post of 2014. News: Elected to State Bar of California Board of Trustees - As recently reported at the State Bar of California website, three attorneys have…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents are need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

Many people have the misconception that estate planning is reserved for the very old or the very rich. However, estate people can help the majority of people protect the ones they love, protect themselves, and protect the assets…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile

Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the…more
| International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

International Estate Planning: Establishing Your Domicile

In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed the legal term “domicile” and outlined exactly why it is so important to establish the correct domicile during the estate planning process. If you are part of an international…more
| Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning

Estate planning is extremely important for anyone who cares for their family and wants to protect what they have earned over their lifetime. But if you are part of an international family, if you are married to a non-citizen, or…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Who Can Benefit From International Estate Planning?

There are a number of common misconceptions regarding international estate planning and international tax law – and each year these misconceptions lead to families finding themselves facing tax problems, financial losses,…more
| Family Law, International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Personal Legacy Letters: Estate Planning from the Heart

Estate planning isn’t all about assets, tax laws, and legal documents. In fact, at the heart of estate planning is your wish to care for the people and causes that you love, for as long after you are gone as possible. With this…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Understanding United States Estate Tax Treaties & Gift Tax Treaties

Purchasing foreign property often comes with being closer to family, rewarding cultural experiences, international adventure, and the realization of long-held dreams. It could also mean having a home away from home in a relaxing…more
| International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Estate Planning for New Parents in Five Steps

When we think of estate planning, we usually think of senior citizens, those approaching retirement, or those with significant wealth. However, estate planning is something that adults of most ages should be engaging in – and it…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Women: Six Essential Tips

While estate planning is vital to anyone who wishes to pass their wealth on to their loved ones, it can be especially important to women. Why? One big reason is that women live significantly longer than men. This means that they…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Estate Planning: What to Do if You Inherit a Library

One of the most difficult tasks facing someone taking care of a loved one's estate is figuring out which items are valuable. We all know that inherited fine art can be very valuable and should be evaluated by a professional and…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Israelis in California: What You Need to Know About Guardianship Law

Although it may be difficult to think about what may happen to your minor children in the event of your untimely death, it is vital to their future to plan for such a scenario. This is especially true for non-residents living in…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Guardianship Law: The Best Interests of the Child

Many parents in California believe that if they name a guardian in their will, that person is without a doubt the one who will raise their children in the event of your untimely death or sudden accident. However, under…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Guardianship Law: The Difference Between Guardians & Trustees

Who will care for your minor children in case something happens to you and your partner? Who will helped them through their day, make sure they are safe and fed, and teach them to be good people and good citizens? Who will care…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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