Orange County Probate Attorney Shows how to Validate or “Prove” a Will

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11th Feb 2013

When you pass away, one of your fondest wishes is to leave your property to the people you love and care for.  And one way to ensure that is to prepare a Will.  But having a Will does not guarantee … more

Orange County Probate Lawyer Outlines the Steps of How a Will is Carried Out

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25th Jan 2013

A person prepares a will with the objectives of stating explicitly how he will transfer his estate and to whom will parts of his estate go.  The objective of the decedent is to have peace of mind:  When he dies, … more

The Basics of California Estate Planning

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30th Nov 2012

Creating a proper estate plan is an essential action for residents of California who own any sort of assets. Some basic strategies include executing a last will and testament; establishing a health care directive; and designating power of attorney rights. … more

Myths and Realities of California Estate Planning

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16th Nov 2012

This blog post here is written for you to review some of the myths and realities of estate planning in California. There have been many articles written about this, but let’s see if we can’t put a different spin on … more

Will Templates versus Estate Planning Lawyers: A Matter of Dollars and Sense

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5th Sep 2012

Do you believe that a will is an important document, especially for your loved ones so they can be assured of their inheritance when your time is up?  Yet, if you are like many Americans, chances are you don’t have … more

The Benefits of Having an Attorney when Undergoing Probate

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6th Aug 2012

When you are sick, the first thing you do is try home remedies.  But when your illness persists, trying to be your own doctor is not a good idea.  Go see a doctor.  The same goes with legal matters.  On … more

Preparing Your Living Trust with Your Lawyer in California

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11th Jun 2012

living trust is a legal, written document that acts as a substitute for a Last Will and Testament.  More complex than a will, it should be prepared with the help of qualified California living trust attorney.  When you have your … more

U.S. Savings Bonds Going Paperless

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14th Apr 2012

Did you know that starting this year, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at banks and other financial institutions?    Series EE and I electronic savings bonds can be purchased in “TreasuryDirect” accounts.  If you currently hold paper … more

8th Apr 2012

Advance Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for Health Care are carefully defined and compared in this video by Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Dwight Edward Tompkins. Tompkins-Law.com

30th Mar 2012

Planning for a special needs child or family member after you pass away is one of the most challenging decisions you will make, and it is a critical part of estate planning. This video by Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer … more