22nd Sep 2013

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

29th May 2013

According to a recent survey, the average American worker spends approximately $2,000 a year eating out for lunch, instead of bringing a brown bag lunch from home. If you put your lunch money to work in investing,  you will significantly … 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

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

15th May 2013

The trustee of a special needs trust has a complex job, which requires the trustee to understand the law and rules of government benefits, as well having the duty to invest funds appropriately.  Add the taxation requirements to prepare and … 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

1st May 2013

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer.

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

15th Dec 2012

DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS,Estate Planning Lawyer. Tompkins-Law.com 

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