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  • How do you prove someone lacks capacity to sign a Will in California?
    How do you prove someone lacks capacity to sign a Will in California?

    California defines what evidence must be shown whenever you are seeking to prove that a person lacks capacity to make a decision such as update their will or draft a new will. However, what type of ...

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  • Understanding Life Insurance Trusts
    Understanding Life Insurance Trusts

    Obtaining Life Insurance coverage is often a part of the estate planning process. If you have multiple life insurance policies you may want to consider a Life Insurance Trust. a life insurance trust ...

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  • Are you worried about Estate Creditors?
    Are you worried about Estate Creditors?

    When someone passes away, one headache you may not expect is dealing with the creditors of their estate. You may have been unaware of what debts the decedent had accrued during their lifetime. In ...

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  • Why put your Property in a Trust?
    Why put your Property in a Trust?

    Many people who seek out estate planning attorneys do so to reduce their estate taxes and to avoid having to put their property through the probate process. The most commonly used method to avoid the ...

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  • You can avoid probate if you have Property held as Community Property with Right of Survivorship
    You can avoid probate if you have Property held as Community Property with Right of Survivorship

    California is a Community Property state which means that the spouses must divide all community property equally. California defines community property as "All property acquired during marriage and ...

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  • How does holding Property in Joint Tenancy affect Estate Distribution?
    How does holding Property in Joint Tenancy affect Estate Distribution?

    Many people are not quite sure what it means to hold property in "joint tenancy." You may hold real property (real estate) and personal property like bank accounts, cars or investments in joint ...

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