Category Archives: Estate Planning

How Can I Start Estate Planning?

Estate planning is an important process that many people may not be familiar with, or may be intimidated to begin preparing for. Estate planning is the process of documentation that you arrange to protect your property and assets in the … Read More

What Is The Process Of Preparing My Will?

Preparing a will might seem like a daunting task, but it’s an important factor in planning your estate and making sure all of your properties and belongings are accounted for. There’s different types of wills you can write, and there … Read More

Am I Required to Go Through the Probate Process?

In California, there are some ways to avoid probate or to make the process a little simpler for surviving spouses and for “small estates.” These shortcuts can help you save time and money – here are a couple examples. If … Read More

What is a Living Trust?

What is a living trust, and should I have one instead of a written will? Estimations show that only around 20 percent of Americans have living trusts. Is a living trust the right option for you? A living trust is … Read More

Dying Without a Will or Trust in California

When a person dies without a will or trust in place, they die intestate. That means that the probate courts would use California laws on intestate succession to determine who inherits the deceased’s property. It is based on degree of … Read More

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

One of the main concerns that people who visit an elder law attorney’s office have is how to ensure that all of their assets go to the right family or friends that they want them to. They often think that … Read More

Medical Asset Protection Trusts

The best general method of protecting assets when someone may need placement in a skilled nursing facility is putting a specific amount of personal assets in irrevocable medical protection trusts. There are some restrictions on qualifying for Medicaid associated with … Read More