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05 Dec 529 College Savings Plans

One of the ways parents can plan for their child’s education is to open up what is called a “529 Plan” at a local financial institution. This is a specific account used only for a child’s future education. There are two types of 529 Plans:...

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05 Nov Estate Planning for Blended Families

Blended families can take various forms. Married couples with children from previous marriages. Families with children who are in a second marriage and who have children from a previous marriage. Families with children whose spouses have children from a previous marriage. With approximately 50% of American marriages ending in...

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05 Oct The Probate Process in California

"Probate" is the legal process of transferring property upon a person's death. In California if you die with a Will or without a Will, our estate will go through the probate process. The probate process is extremely costly. For example, for an estate with assets...

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05 Aug Four Common Life Insurance Mistakes

People all too often purchase life insurance and make one of the following common mistakes. These common mistakes could have been easily avoided or corrected with guidance. Instead these mistakes lead to serious consequences in terms of expense and aggravation. Here are some common life...

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05 Jul Four Common Estate Planning Myths

1. “I have a Will so I don’t need to worry about Probate.” If you only have a Will in place (i.e. you die “testate”), your estate will most definitely go through the Probate process. So, why create a Will in the first place? Well, the...

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13 Jun Super Lawyer Rising Star 2014

  We are proud to announce the selection of Arminé Bazikyan by Super Lawyers as Rising Star for the second consecutive year. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional...

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05 Jun Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act, also known as “DOMA,” was struck down last year by the Supreme Court and declared that same sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples. How Does...

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