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

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

Video: California Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples

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23rd Feb 2012

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins explains why creating an estate plan is critical for unmarried couples. Because an unmarried partner is not considered an heir under California law, a will or living trust must be executed to … more