Kevin L. Von Tungeln – Thompson | Von Tungeln, A P.C.

What do I do if the grantor is incapacitated? (Part 2)

If there are minors or other dependents, you will need to look after their care. The trust may have specific instructions. If the grantor’s incapacity is expected to be lengthy, a guardian (of the person, not assets) may need to…more
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What do I do if the grantor is incapacitated? (Part 1)

If all assets have been transferred to the trust, you will be able to step in as trustee and manage the grantor’s financial affairs quickly and easily, with no court interference. First, make sure the grantor is receiving…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Thompson Von Tungeln Advises California Business Owners To Check Their Business Succession Plan For Blind Spots

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln advises California business owners to review their business succession plans and estate plans to ensure that the plans provide for a smooth transition. Lancaster,…more
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Antelope Valley Estate Planning Law Firm Offers Tips On Being Fiscally Fit In 2010

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln explains simple steps that can improve your tax situation and make life easier for your heirs in the event of your death. Reviewing your will and trust documents on a…more
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Summary of Living Trust Benefits

* Avoids probate at death, including multiple probates if you own property in other states * Prevents court control of assets at incapacity * Brings all your assets together under one plan * Provides maximum privacy *…more
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How to Get The Most Out of the Increasing Estate Tax Exemption

Estate taxes must be paid when you die if the net value of your estate (assets less debts) is more than the amount exempt from taxes at that time. In 2001 President Bush signed a tax bill that increases the estate tax…more
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Make Gifts to Reduce Your Estate

One thing you can do to save estate taxes, whether you are married or single, is to start giving away some of your assets now to the people or organizations who will eventually receive them after you die. This is an excellent…more
| Education, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Understanding Living Trusts: Doesn’t joint ownership avoid probate?

Not really. Using joint ownership usually just postpones probate. With most jointly owned assets, when one owner dies, full ownership does transfer to the surviving owner without probate. But if that owner dies without adding a…more
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Antelope Valley Estate Planning Law Firm Thompson Von Tungeln Advises California Residents to Review Their Power of Attorney Options

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln advises California residents to review the different power of attorney options available to them. The power of attorney options include the General Power of Attorney,…more
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Antelope Valley Estate Planning Law Firm Advises California Residents to Monitor Changes to the Federal Estate Tax

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln advises California residents to closely monitor the many estate tax proposals before the Congress. The changes may add some clarity to the current confusion, but they…more
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Who are the people involved with a living trust?

The grantor (also called settlor, trustor, creator or trustmaker) is the person whose trust it is. Married couples who set up one trust together are co-grantors of their trust. Only the grantor(s) can make changes to his or her…more
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Gifting… An Easy and Satisfying Way to Reduce Estate Taxes

If you have a sizeable estate, you may want to consider giving some of your assets now to the people or organizations who will receive them after you die. Why? First, it can be very satisfying to see the results of your gifts…more
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Why use a life insurance trust?

With a trust, the insurance proceeds will not be included in your estate, so you avoid estate taxes. You can keep the proceeds in the trust for years, making periodic distributions to your children and grandchildren. And any…more
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The Special Needs Trust: Planning for a Disabled Dependent

If you have a child, sibling, parent, spouse, or other loved one who is physically, mentally or developmentally disabled -- whether from birth, illness, injury or drug abuse -- he or she may be entitled to valuable government…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

An Introduction to Planning for Long Term Care

Long term care is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as eating, dressing, bathing, and toileting) without help, and it is expected that you will need this help for an extended…more
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