Bath towels are not the only things that can be designated “His” and “Hers”, according to an Orange County estate planning attorney. Under certain circumstances it may be wise for married couples to each have their own…more
Neglecting to name a beneficiary or naming the wrong beneficiary could wipe out all of your estate planning efforts and put the disposition of your estate assets in the hands of the state. Here are some tips for getting it…more
People often enter into estate planning without really knowing what it entails. While a California estate planning attorney will tailor your estate plan to meet your individual goals, there are certain documents that should…more
A Letter of Instruction is easily overlooked because it is not a legally binding document like a will, power of attorney, or other estate planning documents. The Letter of Instruction is written to heirs and fiduciaries…more
When a person has been named the executor of an estate, there are often questions that arise pertaining to the exact duties and responsibilities of an estate executor. Once an executor has been appointed, they are responsible…more
An Orange County probate lawyer says that when it comes to choosing the best candidate to serve as executor of your estate, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind:
Family or Nonfamily? While most people choose…more
Living Trust. By creating a living trust and transferring ownership of your assets – including real estate – to that trust, you can avoid probate.
Joint Ownership. There are two types of joint ownership in California –…more
An Orange County estate planning attorney says it is important for Californians to realize that your house — which you may have left to your child or other family member in a will — may never belong to them if your end-of-life…more
If you have served as an executor of an estate, then you probably already know that the California probate process can be confusing, lengthy and even expensive. If you have been named executor of an estate and have no prior…more
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