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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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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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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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Preventing Potential Family Conflicts with Your Estate Plan

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The steps taken in the course of estate planning can have a huge impact on your entire family. Each and every decision relating to your trust and will can greatly affect your children, spouse and others close to you for a long time to come. That’s why it’s crucial that you make decisions related… Read More »

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Reasons to Avoid Procrastinating Your Estate Planning

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The biggest adversary of estate planning is procrastination. There are various reasons why people choose to hold off on creating an estate plan. Most people feel uncomfortable talking about their own death. Others may think that hiring a lawyer, to create an estate plan, is too expensive. People often argue that they are too… Read More »

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Contesting the Validity of a Will

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In order to contest a will under California law, the contestant must be considered an interested party. An interested party, may include the decedent’s children, spouse, creditors, beneficiaries named in the will, those with a claim against the estate, or those whose property rights will be impacted by the will. Contestants commonly consist of… Read More »

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