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  • The Marvin Claim
    The Marvin Claim

    Marvin v. Marvin (18 Cal. 3d 660 (1976)) is a landmark "palimony" case which held that a contract between unmarried partners was enforceable unless it was based on an illicit or unlawful ...

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  • Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT)
    Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT)

    A gifting strategy that allows a couple to take advantage of the gift tax exemption while retaining access to the funds is the Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT). The SLAT is an irrevocable trust ...

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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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