27th Jul 2013
Benjamin Franklin once said: “There are two things that are certain in life: Death and taxes.” Yes, both of these are certain. But because these two are certain to happen, then that only means you should do your estate planning … more
24th Jul 2013
When preparing your estate planning documents, you may think it’s a choice between a will and a living trust. Not necessarily, though. If you are executing a living trust, you should include a will in your estate plan. A pourover … more
2nd Jun 2013
This video is a good overview of the Charitable Remainder Trust, which is a type of irrevocable living trust, where you can obtain certain tax advantages, reduce the size of your taxable estate, obtain a stream of income, and help … more
19th May 2013
Dwight Edward Tompkins,Lawyer – Living Trusts,Orange County California.
9th May 2013
DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS,Orange County Living Trust Lawyer.
1st May 2013
Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer.
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
1st Feb 2013
One of the estate planning mechanisms that people use to avoid probate is the Living Trust. In a Living Trust, the estate owner designates a Trustee (usually himself while he is still alive) and a Successor Trustee to administer his … more
13th Jan 2013
A Living Trust or a Will? You may want to prepare a Living Trust as a way of avoiding probate. However, please note that a Living trust will involve more upfront effort and expense. Hence, there may be cases when … more
10th Jan 2013
Probate, while providing a legal mechanism for the transfer of property from the decedent to his beneficiaries, has developed into a tedious, costly and open process. Hence, the avoidance of this process may be seen as one key objective in … more