20th Mar 2014

Here are five reasons you need a living trust:1.  Your assets will go directly to your beneficiaries — bypassing the lengthy and expensive probate process, especially here in California. 2.  A trust is private and will not become public record … more

7th Mar 2014

Presented by: Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer. Orange, CA  

1st Mar 2014

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer,Orange, California. 

How Much do Attorneys Charge to Help You with Your Estate Planning Documents?

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14th Aug 2013

Lawyers have two ways of charging clients to do their estate planning.  They can charge a flat-rate or by the hour. For lawyers who charge a flat rate, the standard minimum flat rate may range from $800 to $1,800.  Note … more

9th Aug 2013

26th Jul 2013

Contrary to what many people think, I do not automatically continue as the attorney for the trust.  The trustee may retain me as the attorney, but they are not obligated to do so.  The trustee may retain another qualified attorney, … more

21st May 2013

First, only a revocable trust may be amended, and that power must appear in the trust document, and identify what party or parties have the right of revocation and amendment. Normally, it is the settlor or settlors (sometimes referred to … more

What is a Living Trust? (Spanish)

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19th May 2013

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Lawyer – Living Trusts,Orange County California.

7th May 2013

Selecting the right person to be the trustee or successor trustee is the most important decision in forming a living trust.    It is not by mistake that “trusts” are called “trusts”. I recently was retained by someone whose mother had … 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