22nd Sep 2013

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Attorney at Law.714 385-0044.

16th Aug 2013

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

9th Aug 2013

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

Discretionary Trusts vs. Non-Discretionary Trusts

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10th May 2013

When setting up a trust that will go on after the death of the settlor, there are basically 2 kinds of trusts:  Discretionary and non-discretionary. A Discretionary Trust gives the trustee the discretion to distribute to or pay for the … more

Revocable or Irrevocable Living Trust: In Orange County, an Estate Planning Lawyer Believes It’s a Matter of Choosing Flexibility over Lower Estate Taxes and Less Paperwork

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8th May 2013

One of the more commonly accepted   ways to escape probate is through a living trust.  In a living trust, the estate owner or the grantor, transfers his properties from his name to a trust, while he is still alive.  However, … more

A Will which is not updated can also be Troublesome, Warns an Probate Lawyer from Orange County

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31st Mar 2013

A will is a legal document intended to carry out your final wishes with regards to your estate after you pass away.  Even as such, the will that you initially executed is not a rock-hard document which cannot be changed … 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

Business Planning Attorney in Orange, CA Outlines Key Differences Among Business Entities

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6th Feb 2013

If you are starting a business, one of your critical initial decisions is the form of business entity.   Would you like to go on a sole proprietorship?  Or a partnership? Or form a corporation? In California, there are actually six … more

Estate Planning Lawyer in Orange County Assures You of Your Full Control of Your Assets in a Living Trust

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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