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

15th Dec 2012

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

9th Dec 2012

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer. Tompkins-Law.com 

What Happens if A Person Dies Without A Will?

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No one can predict when he or she will die.  It is this unpredictability of death that makes the creation of a will or living trust while the person is alive imperative.  A will is a legal document that enables … more

29th Nov 2012

Dwight Edward Tompkins, Estate Planning Lawyer. Tompkins-Law.com 

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

Video: Orange County Living Trusts: Costly Mistakes to Avoid

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11th Feb 2012

Orange County, California estate planning attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins, warns of the danger of botched trusts which fail to carry out the client’s estate plan.  Botched trusts include badly written trusts, unfunded trusts, and unexecuted (unsigned) trusts. Failed trusts are … more

28th Jan 2012

The essentials of a California Revocable Living Trust are covered in this video, including the benefits of trusts over wills in avoiding probate, which include cost savings, privacy, and avoiding time delays of the court system. The video is presented … more

20th Jan 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Dwight Edward Tompkins explains the basics of Family Trusts and why you need one. Triggers that cause an estate to go into probate court are discussed. Details can be found at   Tompkins-Law.com 

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