California Estate, Inheritance and Death Tax

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28th Nov 2012

When a permanent U.S resident or U.S citizen passes away, the federal and state government have the ability to impose a tax, on the estate of the person who recently passed away. The legal term that describes this scenario is … more

Mistakes that Occur when the Proper Estate Planning Has Not Been Done

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27th Nov 2012

Do you truly understand the options available to you when it comes to estate planning in California? Even more importantly, are you 100% certain that your family will be taken care of financially when you are no longer around? A … more

Don’t Let the Recession Dictate What You Do For Your Estate Plan

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26th Nov 2012

When people fall under difficult economic times, they typically cut back on everything. The main things they cut back on include vacations, dining out, giving gifts and other things they may want to buy which are not essential to their … more

Video: Creating a Pet Trust in California

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22nd Nov 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins explains the essentials of setting up a Pet Trust in California, including the appointment of the trustee and the custodian of the benefited animal. Tompkins-Law.com

Business Planning in California

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20th Nov 2012

When you start a new business, one of the first things you will need to do in order to legalize the business is set up a legal entity for it. Now, just as with estate planning, there is no one … more

The Probate of A Will in California

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17th Nov 2012

As a probate lawyer in Orange County, I am very familiar with the process of probate with or without a will. As you may know, probate is the process where after death the instructions of the Will are carried out, … more

Myths and Realities of California Estate Planning

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16th Nov 2012

This blog post here is written for you to review some of the myths and realities of estate planning in California. There have been many articles written about this, but let’s see if we can’t put a different spin on … more

Probate Horror Stories

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1st Nov 2012

Many of us have heard the probate horror stories of friends, loved ones and even perhaps well known individuals. Probate occurs when a deceased loved one’s assets get tied up in court typically because they did not have the proper … more

Providing Care for Your Pets in a Trust in California

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18th Oct 2012

Many people who create trusts for their estate also have pets to worry about. One such person was hotel heiress and billionaire Leona Helmsly who died in 2007. In her particular case, her pet Maltese was the beneficiary of $12 … more

Tips for Prenuptial Agreements in Orange County

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5th Oct 2012

A young man went to his future father-in-law to ask for the hand of his daughter in marriage.                 “Yes,” the old man chuckled, “and you can even have the rest that goes with her hand.”                 The anecdote above … more