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Having a Living Trust is akin to possessing a silent, unseen shield that ensures a smoother transition for your loved ones during trying times. It bypasses the often lengthy and expensive probate process and provides privacy that a Will cannot, as Living Trusts are not public records.  Furthermore, a Living Trust...

Picture this: You've worked hard all your life, built a substantial estate, and nurtured relationships with family and loved ones. Then, suddenly, you pass away. Without an updated will, what happens to your assets? Who takes care of your minor children? Will your last wishes be respected? In California, these...

Every decision we make shapes our lives in one way or another. But few decisions carry the same weight as those concerning our end-of-life care. Although the topic might seem daunting, having a conversation about end-of-life preferences is crucial to ensuring our wishes are respected when we can no longer...

Including Friends as Beneficiaries in Your California Will: What You Need to Know When most people think of writing a will, they envision leaving their assets to their family members. However, for various reasons, some individuals may choose to leave their assets to their close friends instead. In California, it is...

Living Trust – Setting it Up Doesn't Have to Be Hard Estate planning is often a daunting and overwhelming task that people put off for far too long. Topics surrounding death are difficult to discuss, and what you plan on doing with your assets after death tends to be taboo.  As legal...

What Will Happen to Your Pet If You Die? Here's What You Need to Know! Have you ever wondered what would happen to your beloved pet if you unexpectedly passed away? This is a difficult question to consider, but it's critical to have a strategy in place so your beloved pet will...

New Year's Resolution - Set Up Your Living Trust Are you looking for inspiration for a New Year's resolution for 2023? Consider establishing a living trust. We know estate planning is probably not at the top of anyone's resolution list, but a living trust can be a worthwhile investment for yourself...

My family tried for years to get my folks to create a Living Trust. While my mom was an easy sell, it was my stepfather, Charlie, who was the holdout. A retired Navy pilot, we figured it was some kind of macho-military thing. He wouldn’t listen to my mom, his...

In a New York Times article, two cousins shared their fears about COVID. One had a favor to ask. If she and husband both ended up extremely ill — or worse — would her cousin be willing to drive the 300 miles to her house and get her young sons. Sadly,...

Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart It seems like a lifetime ago, but at one time we were naive enough to think that COVID was an infection specific to the lungs. We’ve learned a lot in the last six months. We...