California Estate Planning Lawyer Says the Difference between Contested and Uncontested Probate Lies in the Execution of the Will

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17th Feb 2013

Probate is a process wherein the court oversees the distribution of the assets of the decedent to his heirs.  The essential spirit behind a probate is the assurance that the creditors (and the government) will get paid what’s due them … more

Orange County Probate Attorney Believes Estate Planning is Teamwork between You and Your Lawyers

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2nd Feb 2013

Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The great American patriot simply wanted to say that death is inevitable. But not only that; death is also unpredictable.  Nobody in his … more

Orange County Probate Attorney Cites Responsibilities of a Trustee

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17th Jan 2013

The main objective of a trust is to allow for the transfer of property to designated beneficiaries without court administration.  But in the absence of court supervision, it is possible for the person in charge of the trust, called the … more

Five Living Trust Concerns to Address from an Expert Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer

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15th Jan 2013

                In California, a living trust is often used to avoid the inconvenience of a probate and to provide a simple administration of the estate assets. However, living trusts will only be effective if these are well-maintained with assets transferred … more

California Probate Attorney Takes the Mystery out of the Role of the Executor

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14th Jan 2013

The Executor initiates the probate action and has himself or herself confirmed by the probate court as the Executor. The Executor of a Will takes charge of filing a Petition for Probate and gives notice to concerned parties of the … more

Estate Planning Attorney in California Outlines Ways to Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan

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11th Jan 2013

You love your relatives.  Thus, you plan for something to leave behind when you pass away.  You love your pets. Yes, you can also plan for their care and protection after you have gone to the afterlife.   In California, … more

The Downsides of Probate

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6th Jan 2013

Probate is a process whereby the courts oversee the liquidation of a decedent’s assets. The process   traces its roots to the times of   the pioneers when people received a “patent” from the U.S. government indicating ownership of a parcel of … more

Does My Orange County Business Need a Succession Plan?

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4th Jan 2013

The success of any business located in Orange County or anywhere for that matter is built around a few key people.  Hence, it is important to have a plan of succession in the event of a key person passing away, … more

What are the Risks of Preparing Your Own Will in Orange County?

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2nd Jan 2013

The most common reason for preparing “do-it-yourself” wills or documents from downloadable forms online is cost.  Many people shy away from what they perceive to be high legal fees.  But expenses can be relative.  You may have saved money by … more

How to Find the Best Estate Planning Attorney for You

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2nd May 2012

When you are ready to put your estate in order, just as important as it is to do that, it is also very important to choose the best possible attorney to help you in this matter. After all, this person … more