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Just what is “community property?”

If you and your spouse are looking into a divorce right now, one of the things you should know is that you are in a community property state. If you haven’t ever heard this term before, it can be confusing. Community property states believe that each person in a...

New parents need an estate plan

The birth of a new child really changes your life. You have to think about how to take care of someone who is completely dependent on you. You need to adjust your schedule -- especially your sleep schedule. It can feel like there is just so much to consider.  As you...

How do you divorce a spouse you can’t find?

As we’ve discussed previously, your spouse can’t stop you from getting a divorce -- no matter how averse they are to the idea. You do, however, still have to go through the proper steps in the divorce process, and that means first making sure that your spouse is...

Am I too young for an estate plan?

If you are over the age of 18, it is an appropriate time to look into starting your basic estate plan. While you may or may not have significant assets at this age, having an estate plan is still important. When you’re younger, the more important aspects of an estate...

What type of wills are available in California?

Estate planning can be a lot to take in all at once. There are a lot of concepts involved, but the easiest way to get through the process is to take it one step at a time.  Let’s take a closer look at the different types of wills available to California residents.  3...

Are trusts only for wealthy people?

When you hear the phrase “trust-fund kids,” you might assume you need to be rich to use a trust. Yet, trusts can help anyone when estate planning, regardless of how much money you have in the bank. Trusts can help you protect your assets. You, the settlor, put assets...