13th Jun 2017

When it comes time to plan for your future, you need to decide if you and your loved ones would benefit more from a living trust or a will. A lot of people opt for both, as they both have … more

What You Need to Know Before Writing a Living Trust

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29th Mar 2017

One of things you should think about when it comes to estate planning is the need for a living trust. However, you need to understand the key differences between a standard will and a living trust. A living trust is … more

12th May 2015

Trusts avoid probate, thus bypassing the court and often resulting in shorter periods of administration. Trusts often are significantly less expensive to administer than probate estates. Trusts provide for management of your assets during lifetime if you become incapacitated.  This … more

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Trust?

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10th Mar 2015

The establishment of a will or a living trust is an important part of estate planning. Wills and living trusts both allow you to name beneficiaries for your assets. However, they are each useful for different purposes and knowledge about … more

16th Dec 2014

Under California law, it is understood that there are two tests for capacity to make an estate plan, although court rulings in this area are not very definitive. The capacity to make a Will is considered the lowest capacity in … more

3rd Oct 2014

The financial state of a significant number of elderly people is not very good. Statistics show that a lot more people aged 65 or older are filing for bankruptcy. The increase in bankruptcy filing by people aged between 65 and … more

30th Sep 2014

What’s often overlooked is the way in which estate planning for same sex couples can be considerably more difficult than what’s considered conventional. If you take for example the situation in Texas wherein same sex marriage is not recognized by … more

29th Sep 2014

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

27th Mar 2014

An Estate Planning Firm in Orange County – Why You Should Get Educated About Estate Planning

A Wills Attorney Expresses the Importance of Having a Will in Your Estate Plan

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25th Feb 2014

It is said that you can’t take all the material things you have acquired in your lifetime with you after you pass away.  This idea is what prompts “estate planning.”  When estate planning, the estate owner decides what part of … more