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Estate Planning for Blended Families

Second marriages can be wonderful things — exciting, fulfilling, and rarely dull! At the same time, second marriages present special challenges…

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Estate Planning for Millennials

Estate planning is generally thought of as something one does when they reach a certain age and tax bracket and as…

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Dementia and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

More than five million Americans suffer from dementia, and that number is projected to increase to more than seven million by…

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Understanding Estates

The word estate refers to everything of value that a person owns. This includes real estate, personal items, art collections, antique…

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7 Things a Will Does Not Do

Wills offer many benefits to help plan for the future. While a will is an important part of estate planning that…

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What Is the Difference Between a Trustee and an Executor?

The law is full of terms and titles that can seem confusing to the average person who is just trying to…

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Can Probate Be Avoided?

In most cases, probate is easy to avoid, and yet many people fail to do so. We would all love to…

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Last Will & Testament
What Happens If Someone Dies Without A Last Will & Testament?

If you die without a will, it means you have died “intestate”. Dying without a will in California means the state…

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Will Trust Litigation
How To Correctly Avoid Will and Trust Litigation

When the time comes for you to say goodbye to the world, who is going to claim your body and address…

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How Does Probate Work
What Is Probate and How Does It Work?

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s estate is properly distributed to designated beneficiaries and any debt owed…

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