10th Mar 2014

Not many people understand the concept of estate planning. This is why as an estate-planning attorney in Orange County, CA, I have decided to explain estate planning and its importance for each of us. When we think of an estate, … more

An Estate planning Attorney Explains How a Prenup Benefit Your Estate Plan

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16th Dec 2013

In California, marriage does not necessarily mean the integration of all properties in the union of two partners.  As single individuals, before marriage, a couple owns separate properties.  Once they are married, they may own community properties.  Community properties are … more

25th May 2013

Estate planning means PLANNING!  This seems obvious, but many people wait to the last minute to plan their estates. In my almost quarter century of working as an estate planning lawyer, I have been called upon on many occasions to … more

26th Apr 2013

The Obama “Green Book” Budget for 2014 proposes the estate tax revert back to 2009 rates.  On page 138, the Administration states: “Beginning in 2018, the proposal would make permanent the estate, GST, and gift tax parameters as they applied … more

Why do I Need Estate Planning for My Estate in Orange County?

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19th Dec 2012

To answer this question, you have to know first what estate planning is. It is a series of activities that allows you to systematize your  assets during your lifetime so as to provide for yourself and your heirs when you … more

Six Key Points to Remember in Preparing an Estate Plan

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17th Dec 2012

You prepare an estate plan more for your loved ones than for yourself.  With a well-prepared estate plan, you ensure the orderly settlement of your estate to your loved ones in the event of your demise.  Despite all the legal … more

12th Dec 2012

Estate plans are not like inscriptions etched in stones, which cannot be changed, once placed on a marker.  It should actually be like a piece of legislation.  It may last in effect for quite some time; but should be amended … more