Janet Brewer – Law Offices of Janet L. Brewer

QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Questions

QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Remarriage & Estate Planning: Common Errors (Part 2)

This week on our blog we have been discussing remarriage and estate planning – including the questions you should ask yourself about estate planning after a second marriage and which documents you need to review and update after…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Remarriage & Estate Planning: Common Errors (Part 1)

Marrying again gives us a second chance of happiness, whether our first marriage ended with the death of our spouse or with a divorce. In recent years, remarriage has become even more common, especially as people live longer and…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Forced Heirship and International Estate Planning

Should you have the ability to choose who inherits your assets, and whether or not to disinherit certain family members? Or should your closest family members have a right to some of your property in the event of your death?…more
| International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

How To Avoid Leaving Behind Multiple Wills in California

Most people know that it is not ideal to die without leaving behind a will. However, fewer people understand that leaving behind multiple wills can also be a major concern in estate planning – and a problem that can derail even…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate Planning & Remarriage: Five Questions You Need to Ask

It is becoming more and more common for individuals to remarry during their lifetime, either because of the death of their spouse or a divorce. However, even though an increasing number of blended families exist in the United…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

International Estate Planning & Drafting Multiple Wills

You may have heard that it is always a mistake to have multiple wills – and this is true if you are a United States citizen who does not have foreign property or assets. However, this rule does not apply to those who may split…more
| International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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
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