16th Aug 2013

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

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

20th May 2013

One the unintended consequences of failing to plan your estate is that family members you detest may end up with your estate, or a portion of it. Consider the story of the estate I handled a few years ago.  The … more

What is a Living Trust? (Spanish)

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19th May 2013

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

16th May 2013

I frequently tell people that California is a “living trust state”, because the revocable, living trust is the preferred method of estate planning for most people living in California. The alternative, the traditional will is not the favored method of … more

9th May 2013

DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS,Orange County Living Trust Lawyer.

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

Selecting The Right Trustee

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3rd May 2013

Selecting the right trustee or successor trustee is perhaps the most important decision that the creator of a living trust makes when forming the living trust. It is not by mistake that Trusts are called “trusts”.  The number one qualification … more

15th Dec 2012

DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS,Estate Planning Lawyer. Tompkins-Law.com 

9th Dec 2012

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer. Tompkins-Law.com