Choosing Estate Planning Wills, Trusts and Lawyers

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23rd Nov 2012

There are many people out there who enjoy doing things themselves. They may prefer to do their own work around the home instead of hiring a handyman, for example to fix things. One thing that you must keep in mind, … more

Will Templates versus Estate Planning Lawyers: A Matter of Dollars and Sense

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5th Sep 2012

Do you believe that a will is an important document, especially for your loved ones so they can be assured of their inheritance when your time is up?  Yet, if you are like many Americans, chances are you don’t have … more

Requirements for a Valid Will in California Estate Planning

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29th May 2012

Requirements for a valid will vary from state to state. In California, the minimum age for a person to be able to legally prepare a will is 18 years old. More than that, the person must be of sound mind.   … more

10th Mar 2012

Orange County California Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins explains the basics of the Estate Tax and how important it is to plan for Estate Taxes when forming an estate Plan. Whether planning with a living trust or a will, … more

Video: California Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples

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23rd Feb 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins explains why creating an estate plan is critical for unmarried couples. Because an unmarried partner is not considered an heir under California law, a will or living trust must be executed to … more

Video: What is a Will?

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17th Feb 2012

Everyone should have a Will to avoid having the Probate Court decide who gets your estate and how much they will receive. Parents of minor children must have a Will to name a guardian. These and other important points are … more

4th Feb 2012

People often confuse Probate with taxes.  If it is not a tax what is it?  What is involved in Probate in California?  Why is it so expensive and time-consuming?    These questions are answered in this video, which includes an outline … more

16th Jan 2012

Understanding that Estate Planning is more than just trusts and wills, but is a comprehensive process that may include financial, medical, business, and incapacity planning is basic to anyone interested in forming an estate plan. This video from CaliforniaFamilyTrusts.com and … more

6th Jan 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins, explains family trusts and wills, and how they are used for estate planning in California. The advantages of family trusts are highlighted including probate avoidance, cost savings, privacy, and incapacity planning. Based … more

Video: Famous Estate Plan Follies: Elvis Presley

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12th Nov 2011

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