Tips for Navigating the Probate Process

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The loss of a loved one is an extremely emotional and overwhelming time as you are unable to grieve in peace until their estate has been dealt with. We want to ease this process for you so that you can focus your attention elsewhere, which is why we have gathered these helpful tips for navigating the probate process in California:

  • First, you will need to calculate the value of the probate estate by adding up the values of anything that did ...
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Estate & Trust Administration, Litigation, & Settlement

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Too often than not, settling an estate ends up in litigation and family turmoil as involved parties find it difficult to come to an agreement. Without experienced legal counsel by your side, this can become an extremely messy process that could result in permanently severed family ties. We understand how stressful of a time this can be, especially when tensions are running high, which is why we have gathered a few advantages of having legal counsel with you during the ...

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Avoiding Common Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

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It is no surprise that estate planning is a complex and invasive process. However, estate planning for celebrities can be extremely complex with so many interested parties involved in the process. With recent celebrity deaths and will and trust mistakes, it becomes increasingly more important that we learn from these celebrities’ mistakes. Many experts and lawyers attribute celebrity will mistakes to their hectic lifestyle. Wills, trusts, and estate planning must be updated whenever one experiences a major life change; however, ...

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Using Living Trusts To Avoid Probate

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As you may have heard about the complex and long process of probates, you may be inclined to try and avoid the process altogether. When you are going over your estate planning desires, your main priority is likely leaving as much of your wealth to your children and heirs as possible. Through the probate process, you are required to leave a good amount of your money to probate lawyers. Did you know that living trusts make it possible to avoid ...

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Durable Financial Power of Attorney

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Arranging your financial affairs can be an overwhelming time for anyone. However, if you do not arrange your financial affairs ahead of time, you leave your family confused and stressed during an already overwhelming time. When you choose a durable power of attorney for your finances, you appoint someone to manage your finances if you become incapable of doing so yourself. This is a reliable and inexpensive way to ensure that your finances will be arranged based on your wishes.

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Tips For Arranging Your Financial Affairs

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While the topic of your family’s wellbeing after your passing may not be dinner table conversation, it is important that you have everything in order. If you do not plan your financial affairs ahead of time, you leave your family lost, confused, and grieving. Gathered are some helpful tips for you to put your financial affairs in order:

 

 

  • Power of Attorney: Your financial power of attorney will provide you with peace of mind knowing your assets are in the right hands. It ...
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To Avoid Probate Or Not To Avoid Probate, That Is The Question

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When someone you love passes, there are a variety of new emotions and tasks on your plate. Before you can grieve in peace, you must decide whether or not you will go through probate. Gathered are some helpful words of guidance so that you can make an informed decision of whether or not to go through the probate process:

 

 

  • When someone you love passes, the last thing you want to do is worry about legal matters. Through the probate process, you ...
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Supreme Court Decisions of Controversial Topics

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Various decisions will be made in the coming months regarding the most controversial issues the Supreme Court has been faced with this term. Evidence supporting both sides of each controversial issue has been fed to the justices of the Supreme Court and history will soon be made.

  • Presidential Powers: This debate comes from President Obama’s appointment to a federal labor board when he went forth without Senate confirmation because they were in recess. This decision will determine who has the authority when ...
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