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What Type Of Trust Do I Have?

On average 4 out of 5 couples who walk through my doors with a request...

Estate Planning For Couples Who Are Not Legally Married

If you are not legally married but share children with your partner, this blog is...

Will Medical Take My Home After I Die?

Medi-cal Recovery Do not worry if this is the first time you are hearing the...

Why Is Step Up in Basis So Important?

A “Step Up In Basis” is probably the best and biggest tax break the IRS...

Selecting the Right Guardian for Your Minor Child

Selecting a guardian for minor children can be very difficult. What are some factors you...

To Gift or Not to Gift? Gifting Assets While You’re Alive

Often times, parents will decide they want to give assets away to a child while...

What is an “Estate Plan”?

A comprehensive estate plan is made up of a group of documents. A lot of...

What Happens at Death with a Pour-Over Will and Trust in Place?

There are three legal situations that you may find yourself in when a loved one...

What Happens if a Person Dies With Only a Will in Place?

There are three legal situations that you may find yourself in when a loved one...

What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will or Trust?

There are three legal situations that you may find yourself in when a loved one...

Life Events that Require an Immediate Estate Plan Update

Estate planning is the process of developing a strategy for the care and management of...

What Happens to Shares of Corporate Stock at Death?

What Happens to Your Corporate Stocks at Death? An corporation is a legal entity having...

Perils of Joint Tenancy

What is Joint Ownership? In previous newsletters, we have discussed a method of ownership called...

Have You Accidentally Disinherited a Loved One?

In prior months I have discussed estate planning for blended families and the unique challenges...

Armine Bazikyan Nominated as Super Lawyer Rising Star 2017

We are happy to announce that for the 4th year in a row, Armine Bazikyan...

At Your Death What Happens to Your Frozen Embryos?

With advances in technology, more families facing infertility are turning to treatment centers for help...

What is the difference between a C corporation and S corporation?

What are the differences and similarities between a C corporation and an S corporation? How...

What does it mean to “Fund your Trust”?

  Most people think that once they have created their estate plan and trust, they...

What Is The Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

What is the Difference between a Will & a Trust? Often times, I get asked...

What is a “Trustee”?

Often while discussing “Trusts” you hear people say the word “trustee,” but what is a...

What Happens to an LLC Interest Upon Death?

An LLC is a Limited Liability Company which as discussed in the past is a...

What is an LLC?

What is a Limited Liability Company? An LLC is short for limited liability company. An LLC...

Medi-Cal Recovery Law Changes

Medi-Cal Recovery Do not worry if this is the first time you are hearing the...

How to Probate a Loved One’s Estate

Probate Basics Before we get into the details of the probate process, first we need...

New California Digital Asset Law

Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act On September 24, 2016, Governor Brown signed...

When Do I Need To Amend My Trust?

You should periodically review your plan and amend your trust to make sure it is...

What Happens to Your Child’s Cord Blood After Your Death?

Like many parents, you may have banked your child’s cord blood or stem cells with...

How To Protect Your Real Estate Investment

You’ve bought real estate, one of the most expensive items you will likely purchase during...

Property Ownership Part 3: Tenancy in Common

. Do you know how you hold ownership to your property? Most people are unaware...

Property Ownership Part 2: Community Property

Do you know how you hold ownership to your property?  Most people are unaware of...

Property Ownership Part 1: Joint Tenancy

Do you know how you hold ownership to your property? Most people are unaware of...

What is Probate and How Do I Start Probating A Loved One’s Estate?

What is probate, how does it relate to death and assets, and how should you...

5 Common Estate Planning Myths

Have you heard someone say that they don’t need a trust because they’re not wealthy?...

What is an Estate Plan and How Much Does it Cost?

What is an Estate Plan and How Much Does it Cost? A comprehensive estate plan...

Who is the Right Guardian for Your Child?

Selecting the right guardian for minor children can be very difficult. What are some factors...

What is a Special Needs Trust?

A Special Needs Trust is a special trust created for a loved one who is currently...

How to transfer Title of Car after Death?

How is a person’s car title transferred after they have passed? Believe it or not,...

What is a “Step Up in Basis”?

Step Up in Basis This is probably the best and biggest tax break the IRS...

Packing for College: Three Legal Documents That Every Young Adult Needs

Sending a child off to college is a stressful time. You have the personal items...

How to Administer the Trust After Someone Has Died

Most believe that once they create a living trust and fund it with their assets,...

Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, made it possible...

Estate Planning 101: How To Transfer Car Title After Death

How To Transfer Car Title After Death Ever wonder how to transfer ownership of a...

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