27th Mar 2014

An Estate Planning Firm in Orange County – Why You Should Get Educated About Estate Planning

21st Mar 2014

I often tell clients, that Estate Planning is a process.  It is simply the steps you would take to ensure that your property, your money, and your assets go to your family and loved ones in the event of your … more

1st Mar 2014

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

An Estate Planning Expert Discuses the Living Trust Dispute Between The University of Texas and Ryan O’Neal

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24th Jan 2014

How well executed is a will or living trust? If these documents fulfill the wishes of the estate owner without any major legal problems, then they are well-executed.  Dwight Edward Tompkins, an estate planning attorney from Orange County, states that … more

9th Aug 2013

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

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

Even an Uncontested Probate takes Several Steps, says an Orange, CA Estate Planning Attorney

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19th Feb 2013

In California, many estates undergo probate after the estate owner passes away.  The probate process is meant to allow the estate to settle its debts and taxes and then distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries.  When there are disputes … more