6th Jan 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins, explains family trusts and wills, and how they are used for estate planning in California. The advantages of family trusts are highlighted including probate avoidance, cost savings, privacy, and incapacity planning. Based … more

17th Dec 2011

Presented by Orange County Estate Planning Attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins. CaliforniaFamilyTrusts.com  .  This blog is intended is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice by a qualified attorney in your jurisdiction.

Video: Famous Estate Plan Follies: Marilyn Monroe

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25th Nov 2011

Presented by Orange County Estate Planning Attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins.  This video demonstrates how the failure to plan results in unintended consequences. Tompkins-Law.com 

Video: Famous Estate Plan Follies: Elvis Presley

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12th Nov 2011

Presented by:   Dwight Edward Tompkins, California Estate Planning Attorney. Tompkins-Law.com

Video: Powers of Attorney

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5th Nov 2011

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1st Oct 2011

Video: Understanding the Estate Tax

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10th Aug 2011

18th Jun 2011

Without a living trust and/or powers of attorney for management of finances and assets, you will end up in a “legal twilight zone” if you become incapacitated. Even a Will cannot help you or your family if you are incapacitated, … more

10 PHONE CALLS TO MAKE AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

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20th Apr 2011

When a family member passes away, there are several phone calls to make.  In each case, follow-up calls, meetings, and paperwork will probably be required. Also, the order of the calls may be different depending on the circumstances; however, the … more

VIDEO: LIVING TRUST FAILURES: COSTLY MISTAKES TO AVOID

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10th Feb 2011