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Blog Posts in August, 2011

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  • Tax Benefits of Passing Property to Your Child in California
    Tax Benefits of Passing Property to Your Child in California

    In the 1970's California voters passed a law called Prop. 13. This law limits the amount of property tax that can be assessed on real property until a new owner takes control of the property. When ...

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  • James Brown Estate Battle Still Wages On
    James Brown Estate Battle Still Wages On

    You may hear a lot about celebrities and their troubles with alcohol and drugs. But sometimes even though they may be struggling with decisions they have made in their personal lives, they've done ...

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  • California: An Anti-Lapse State
    California: An Anti-Lapse State

    When writing your will, a good idea is to figure out where you’d like the gift to go if the person you designated as the beneficiary happens to die before you do. If this happens that gift is deemed ...

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  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
    Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

    In these modern times a lot of couples are deciding to forego the traditional marriage route and opt out for a declaration of love and just decide to live together until death (or infidelity) do they ...

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  • Back To School: Estate Planning
    Back To School: Estate Planning

    The end of summer is nearing. And it's getting close to that time again when the kids are going back to school. Distressing for them, but a relief for you! A lot of planning goes into getting them ...

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  • Do Not Miss Probate Deadlines
    Do Not Miss Probate Deadlines

    Failure to meet all of the probate requirements can lead to several unwanted outcomes. For one, you could be removed as the trustee or executor altogether. You may incur a substantial amount of fines. ...

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