Probate is the way the state of California (and other states) handles someone's affairs when they die. It's often a frustrating and drawn-out process. You can avoid probate with a [read more]
The entire process takes about two weeks from start to finish.
A health care directive is a legal document that outlines your wishes for medical treatment if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to make decisions on your behalf.
If you die without an estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to state law. This may not be how you would have wanted them to be distributed.
A trust is a legal arrangement in which assets are held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another party (the beneficiary).
A will is a legal document that specifies how you would like your assets to be distributed after you die.
Estate planning can help reduce the amount of taxes owed on your estate, ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, and help your loved ones avoid the [read more]
Estate planning is the process of organizing and arranging your affairs so that your assets can be distributed according to your wishes after you die.