13th Apr 2016

In a recent study by Bindu Kaledan, an assistant professor of Epidemiology at Columbia, one-third of Americans reported owning a gun. Gun ownership and gun control are popular topics in the United States. Most of the time, the conversations are … more

The Dangers of Not Having a Special Needs Trust

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21st Sep 2015

Understanding wills and trusts and the different components of each, can prove to be quite confusing. But, one very important component that should not go overlooked is the Special Needs Trust. If you care for a special needs child or … more

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16th Sep 2014

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Why Do People Avoid Estate Planning

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29th May 2014

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How to Use Durable Powers of Attorney

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19th Jan 2014

Dwight Edward Tompkins,Estate Planning Lawyer,Orange County, California.

Seven Reasons To Tell Your Kids What They Will (Or Won’t) Inherit

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24th Dec 2013

We recently found this article and thought it was important to share.  Check it out: For many people, estate planning is both a private matter and a morbid topic – not something that parents want to discuss with their adult … more

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Believes Your Will or Trust Can be Executed so that Your Heirs will not Waste Their Inheritance

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21st Mar 2013

You’ve worked hard to amass a fortune and build an estate.  You are astute enough to realize that you won’t live forever.  Hence, you contact an experienced estate planning attorney from Orange County to help you execute your will or … more

An Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Explains the Finer Points in Funding a Pet Trust

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14th Mar 2013

Nowadays when people speak of loved ones, they do not just mean people; now they also include pets.  Yes, what happens to your pet Spot in the event of your death or mental incapacity?  It is good that in California, … more

An Estate Planning Lawyer in California Advises What Assets Should and Should Not Be Transferred into a Living Trust

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3rd Mar 2013

An effective legal mechanism to avoid probate is the living trust.  In a living trust, the assets of the estate owner (known as the “trustor” or “settlor”) are transferred into a trust.  When the trustor dies, the successor trustee handles … more

With a Living Trust, it is Good to have Expert Legal Advice – whether You are Trustor, Successor Trustee or Beneficiary, Advises this Expert Probate Lawyer in California

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22nd Feb 2013

In California, one of the mechanisms used to avoid probate is the Living Trust.  In a Living Trust, the assets of the estate owner (called the Trustor) are transferred to a trust. The Trustor names a Successor Trustee to manage … more