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

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

Orange County Probate Attorney Shows how to Validate or “Prove” a Will

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11th Feb 2013

When you pass away, one of your fondest wishes is to leave your property to the people you love and care for.  And one way to ensure that is to prepare a Will.  But having a Will does not guarantee … more

California Probate Attorney Explains how a Living Trust Can Protect Your Property from Creditors

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5th Feb 2013

One reason people may avoid probate is that it provides creditors a certain time to file their claims against the decedent.  Whatever has been paid off to the creditors may eventually lessen whatever inheritance you wish to bequeath to your … more