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Important Legal Strategies for Encountering a Major Health Event

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When someone receives  a terminal health diagnosis or discovers that he or she must go through a vital surgery, it can cause a significant amount of stress. Additionally, day-to-day life will be seriously disrupted. With everything going through the sufferer’s mind, the last thing he or she wants to talk about is estate planning…. Read More »

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Using Your Will to Determine how Debts are Paid Off

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Generally, everyone understands that their last will and testament is used to dictate who receives specific assets and other property of the estate. Nevertheless, most people do not realize that they can describe the manner in which particular debts are paid off too. Regrettably, most people’s debts do not just cease to exist after… Read More »

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When Trustees Breach Their Legal Duty

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In cases where a trustee breaches his or her legal duty, they can be held liable to pay. How much should the trustee be liable to pay? You will be surprised by the answer. Three Types of Situations Where Damages can be Awarded Under PROB CA PROBATE § 16440, trustees are chargeable,when he or… Read More »

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5 Reasons Not to Use a Free Power of Attorney Off the Internet

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Maybe you are like a lot of people and you simply don’t see the point in spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a service which has results you can’t immediately see. For instance, when you hire someone to paint your home, within a few days or weeks, you will be able to… Read More »

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Charitable Donations

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Giving a charitable contribution is a method used for making donations to philanthropic or charitable establishments before or after you die. Giving to charities is often utilized to lessen the total amount of estate taxes that your estate will have to shell out. Most gifts to charities are 100% deductible from your estate taxes…. Read More »

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Getting a Conservatorship for an Elderly Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Is it completely necessary to get conservatorship for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease? Unfortunately, anyone that is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease sooner or later becomes incapable of caring for themselves. Consequently, a loved one may have to assume responsibility for their family member’s finances in case their condition worsens. When the person suffering from… Read More »

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Commonly Overlooked Issues in Estate Planning

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Most people are concerned with the big picture when planning their estates. For example, they may ask, who should inherit what and how much? Is a living trust completely necessary? Nevertheless, there are several details that are commonly disregarded, but can drastically affect the distribution of an estate plan and any intended beneficiaries. Below… Read More »

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When is a Conservatorship Necessary?

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If you have a close family member that is incapable of taking care of themselves, it may be in your best interest to seek a conservatorship for that relative. A conservatorship is a court proceeding wherein a judge appoints a conservator. A conservator is a responsible person appointed by a probate judge to handle… Read More »

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Modifying Your Living Trust

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Many people planning their estates create a living trust for their loved ones. Living trusts are a great way to pass on your assets to your beneficiaries, while sidestepping the expense, delay and complexities of probate. However, trusts can be difficult to properly design. Life is constantly changing and unforeseeable events often arise. For… Read More »

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Guide to Removing a Trustee

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One of the most important decisions when creating your estate plan is naming an honest and dependable trustee. It is the trustee’s job to administer, for the sole benefit of the beneficiaries, the trust. A dishonest trustee can readily steal all your hard-earned assets. Sometimes, problems may occur which make the beneficiaries of the… Read More »

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