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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...

What happens to digital assets when you die?

Estate planning traditionally focused on physical assets, such as your home, and financial assets, such as investments, retirement plans and money in the bank. All of those remain as important as ever.  Yet, you probably realize that a lot of the things you own are...

Remember to review and update your estate plan

An estate plan isn’t an immutable document that is created, then stashed away unchanged -- perhaps for years or even decades -- until your death. It needs to be periodically updated as circumstances warrant, especially if your life changes, either in anticipated or...

Estate planning tips for sentimental items

One of the hardest parts of creating an estate plan is dealing with sentimental items. There is just so much more to consider.  With financial assets, it may be largely academic. You want to split your money evenly between two heirs, for instance, so you just have to...

What is a medical power of attorney? 

When doing your estate planning, you need to consider future medical issues and the legal powers that you give to your heirs or other trusted family members. Don’t assume that estate planning is only for passing on assets or that it only kicks in after you pass away. ...