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

Estate Planning Attorney in Orange County Expounds on the Benefits of Living Trusts

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10th Jan 2013

Probate, while providing a legal mechanism for the transfer of property from the decedent to his beneficiaries, has developed into a tedious, costly and open process.  Hence, the avoidance of this process may be seen as one key objective in … more

Probate can be Longer and More Expensive than You Think: a Warning from Probate Attorneys in Orange County

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9th Jan 2013

The length of time it takes for an estate to undergo probate in Orange County varies from case to case.  Barring hitches, it may be closed in 8 to 12 months.   You would be fortunate if your probate went that … more

Why do I Need Estate Planning for My Estate in Orange County?

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19th Dec 2012

To answer this question, you have to know first what estate planning is. It is a series of activities that allows you to systematize your  assets during your lifetime so as to provide for yourself and your heirs when you … more

New Estate Tax Laws Heading Our Way in 2013

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10th Dec 2012

There are changes to the estate tax code coming in 2013, therefore right now is the best time to take advantage of some of the most advantageous estate tax benefits that exist now which may never exist again.   This blog … more

9th Dec 2012

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

29th Nov 2012

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

What Will Hiring a Probate Lawyer Cost in Orange County?

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19th Nov 2012

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a probate attorney, then surely a question on your mind will be how much hiring such a professional is going to cost. The fees for this kind of … more

Probate Horror Stories

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1st Nov 2012

Many of us have heard the probate horror stories of friends, loved ones and even perhaps well known individuals. Probate occurs when a deceased loved one’s assets get tied up in court typically because they did not have the proper … more

Tips for Prenuptial Agreements in Orange County

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5th Oct 2012

A young man went to his future father-in-law to ask for the hand of his daughter in marriage.                 “Yes,” the old man chuckled, “and you can even have the rest that goes with her hand.”                 The anecdote above … more