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If you inherit money in the event of someone’s death, you may have to pay inheritance tax depending on where you live. There are only six states that require an inheritance tax. So … does California have an inheritance tax?
Taking the time to create a will or trust is important to the future of your family. It ensures your estate is distributed to the right people in the event of your death. In this article, you will discover what happens if you die without a will in California.
A special needs trust will allow you to set aside money for the future care of a loved one with a disability while protecting their eligibility to receive benefits from the U.S. government. In this article, you will learn how to set up a special needs trust.
There is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy. It is true that higher income earners benefit from the tax advantages of estate planning along with other financial products in their portfolio. But everyone can use some degree of estate planning. The plans are tailored to the individual. And even though […]
Let’s start with an obvious question” What is probate? It’s really a “final accounting” after someone dies. If the person dies leaving behind a will, it is the process of “proving up” that will and transferring the person’s assets to his or her living heirs. This is the most common type of probate. If the […]
Creating a will or trust is complicated. An estate planning attorney will guide you toward the best solution. Thinking about planning for the future? Understanding the difference between wills and trusts in California will ensure your estate is protected and executed according to your wishes. It can become a little complicated, so we encourage you […]
Let’s talk about what goes in a will. You can’t take it with you, so before you go, you may want to protect your family by deciding how your property will be given to your descendants. Putting your wishes on paper will give you peace of mind, avoid hassles and arguments within the family, and […]
It can be somewhat disconcerting to think about passing on from this life and worrying about what happens to your estate and your heirs. So you may not have considered things like a will or trust. But at some point, you probably should. A will and/or trust will make sure that your estate and sentimental […]
We don’t like to think about the possibility of being in a critical accident or developing an incapacitating disease. Most of us won’t have to deal with those issues – but some will. And when that happens, someone will have to manage your finances and, in some cases, decisions surrounding your health care. To cover […]