Probate Costs

When considering drafting a will, people often first consider the cost. It is important to properly draft a will because an improperly drafted will costs much more in the long run. In addition to costs associated with drafting the will, there are costs associated with probating the will. The California Probate Code outlines specific costs […]

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Charitable Trust

Estate planning encompasses more than just leaving money and property for one’s children. While most people will hire a lawyer to draft a will that creates a succession plan with respect to the drafter’s assets and how they will go to his or her children, many people want to leave money and assets to charity. […]

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Representation

Tom is a very wealthy man. For years, he struggled at his job working as a clerk in a hardware store in the Bay Area. The hours were long and the pay was low. His personal life also had its struggles. Margie, his first wife, was upset about their financial situation and Tom’s inability to […]

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Residue

Often, an estate has a residual part wherein assets of the decedent are not specified. For instance, a will can direct that a specific amount or a specific item or property should be bequeathed upon that person’s death. If there are assets that are not specified in the will, then those assets are referred to […]

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