Writing a will may seem morbid, complicated and overwhelming – but it does not have to be. Taking the time to properly plan for your estate, your loved ones and yourself in the future can give you (and your family) peace of mind that, regardless of what tomorrow may bring, the appropriate safeguards in place. … Read more An Essential Checklist for Drafting a Will
Trusts can be effective estate planning devices for transferring assets, avoiding probate and reducing estate tax obligations. If, however, trusts are not properly set up and maintained during a trustmaker’s lifetime, costly mistakes can happen, potentially negating any benefits associated with having the trust. To help people avoid these pitfalls, the following reveals some of … Read more 3 Major Mistakes to Avoid with Trusts: How to Prevent a Trust from Going ‘Bad’
Estate planning is important for anyone, and it can be particularly essential (and potentially more complicated) for business owners. The following explains the importance of estate planning for business owners, as well as some of the key factors that these individuals should consider when (and maybe incorporate in) estate planning. Why Is an Estate Plan … Read more Estate Planning for Business Owners
The costs of California probate will vary from case to case, depending on the specific circumstances and possible challenges associated with a particular estate. While you can get more specific answers about what to expect in terms of your probate costs by contacting one of our experienced Santa Clarita estate & probate attorneys, what we … Read more How Much Does Probate in California Cost?
An important aspect of the estate planning process can be setting up trusts to hold certain assets for future (or current) beneficiaries. When it comes to developing a trust, however, there are a variety of options. To find out which trust(s) is (or are) best for you, your estate plan and your beneficiaries, here are … Read more How to Choose the Right Trusts When Developing an Estate Plan