13th Apr 2016

In a recent study by Bindu Kaledan, an assistant professor of Epidemiology at Columbia, one-third of Americans reported owning a gun. Gun ownership and gun control are popular topics in the United States. Most of the time, the conversations are … more

26th Oct 2015

Your life can change in an instant. One day you are here and the next day you are gone. Estate planning is vital when dealing with a loved one after they have passed, but it is also just as important … more

15th Nov 2013

For many of us, pets are a part of the family.   However, we sometimes worry about what will happen to them in the event of our death.  If you are a resident of California, you do not have to worry.  … more

30th Oct 2013

Wills or living trusts?  What is the better estate planning document?  If you ask me, as a living trust attorney from Orange County, both documents have their benefits.  Living trusts have become popular nowadays because of the ease in which … more

24th Sep 2013

One objective of estate planning nowadays is the avoidance of probate.  But, you may ask:  If people want to avoid probate, why was probate created in the first place?  The answer is simply that the process called probate was created … more

16th Sep 2013

Like income tax, estate tax generally increases in a bracketed manner. With the former, the higher the income, the higher the percentage to be paid in income tax.  The same goes through with estate tax. For California estate tax, the … more

Living Trust Attorney in Orange County Explains the 4 Benefits of Transferring Assets to a Living Trust

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9th Sep 2013

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, said “A rose by any other name smells just as sweet.”  In estate planning, having a different name can spell a world of difference.  The difference can be termed as differences in “legal personality.”   … more

5th Sep 2013

Steven Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, once said that “death is the single best invention.”  When he said those words, Jobs was already facing his own mortality while battling cancer.  Hence, he felt he had to act with more … more

How Much Do Attorneys Charge in Creating a Living Trust?

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20th Aug 2013

The main reason why people come up with estate plans is for them to ensure that their wishes as to how their estate will be distributed will be followed.  This means your favorite niece will inherit your 18th-century heirloom grand … more

10th Aug 2013

In a revocable living trust there are two groups of people.  The trustees who administer the trust, and the beneficiaries who receive all or part of the trust estate upon distribution. Often the successor trustees and beneficiaries are the same … more