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Estate Plans When You Have Pets

Author: MatadorAdmin September 3, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
There are many different items that people need to consider and make decisions about when they are setting up an estate plan. After all, our estate plans contain the documents and instructions we leave behind up our death in order […]
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Bypass the Probate Process with Joint Tenancy

Author: MatadorAdmin August 31, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
It will be advantageous for your heirs if they can avoid the probate process after your passing. One way this will be possible is if you establish joint tenancy for your property. A probate lawyer can help you with this. […]
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Is it Possible to Avoid Probate?

Author: MatadorAdmin August 16, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
When someone passes away, loved ones are likely to contend with probate court. It can be a dreaded process, mostly because when complications arise, probate can become time consuming and costly. This is why so many people developing an estate […]
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Tax Considerations When Modifying Trusts

Author: MatadorAdmin August 15, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law on December 22, 2017. As a result, people may find themselves wondering if a trust modification is beneficial. With these recent changes, opportunities now present themselves to modifying trusts in a way […]
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What to Expect During Probate

Author: MatadorAdmin August 7, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
Probate is a legal proceeding that happens after a person passes away. It is the process of confirming the will is legitimate before the wishes are to be handled by the will executor. The reasons for probate can also include […]
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Why is Estate Planning Important?

Author: MatadorAdmin July 16, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
More often than not people tend to spend more time deciding what car to buy or planning where to go on vacation, than they spend estate planning. Obviously, estate planning is not near as fun to think about as buying […]
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How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan?

Author: MatadorAdmin June 11, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
You have thought about your wishes for after you die and written them all down. You have decided who will receive what assets and any final instructions for the end of your life choices. You hired an estate planning lawyer […]
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Estate Planning and Step-Children

Author: MatadorAdmin May 20, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
  If you recently got married and your new spouse has children, you may be in the process of updating certain documents, including your estate plan. The laws can be anti-intuitive when it comes to determining what you are required […]
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Estate Planning: Set it and forget it? Or constantly update it?

Author: MatadorAdmin May 14, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
You have finally taken the time to complete your estate plan. Kudos to you! But what happens next? Just because you spent time working with a Folsom estate planning lawyer to complete your estate plan, doesn’t necessarily mean that you […]
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I want to avoid probate, is a living trust right for me?

Author: MatadorAdmin April 22, 2018 In Uncategorized Comments (0)
  One of the most common questions an estate planning lawyer receives is if it will be a good choice to draw up a living trust to avoid probate. Realistically it depends on your unique situation. Some people will need […]
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