Wills And Revocable Living Trusts

Ian, in our Oakland office recently made a housecall to San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood--not something we generally do--but the elderly homeowner, while generally in good health,...

Wills vs. Trusts Often we will put off what we don’t understand and that includes our legal affairs. Most people are often overwhelmed when it comes...

You're a young, married couple and just starting out in the world. You probably have small children and a large mortgage. Or, perhaps, you're a single parent, trying to make a life for yourself and your kids. Words like "assets," "estate planning" and "net worth" simply don't apply to you -- at least not yet. You don't have vast amounts of money in investments; you don't own lots of valuable property. If you died, there wouldn't be much to sort out financially, so, you certainly don't need a will. Or do you? The answer to that question is, yes, you do. A will, or even a living trust, encompasses many more factors than simply who inherits your money. There are several valid reasons why everyone, especially parents of young children, should have a legal will.

David Sayen, Your Turn: Contra Costa Times Coping with terminal illness can be difficult, both for patients and their loved ones. Medicare and hospice Hospice is a...