California Probate

We Want to Keep Your Estate Planning Fees Low

We Want to Keep Your Estate Planning Fees Low

Estate planning is often put on the back-burner. Sometimes people never get around to it. However, planning ahead is important because doing so can save you thousands and thousands of dollars.

Estate Planning is Cheaper Than You Think

Estate Planning is Cheaper Than You Think

The cost of an estate plan is much lower than you think. Being a California resident, you likely know that it takes little more than a house with a mortgage and a checking account to to approach an estate value at more than $500,000.

What Type of Estate Plan is Best for You?

What Type of Estate Plan is Best for You?

You have worked hard for your money and carefully managed your assets. So it makes sense that you want to find the right balance to maximize control and protection of your assets upon your death. Even if you think you don’t, everyone has an estate and it is important to choose the proper planning mechanism to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes in an effective and efficient manner.

Lack of Advanced Planning Plunges Prince's Estate into Administrative Chaos

Lack of Advanced Planning Plunges Prince's Estate into Administrative Chaos

Prince's lack of estate planning has led to many complex legal issues including determining the legendary musician's legal heirs. Resulting infighting between his legal heirs has resulted in issues ranging from appointment of an executor to suing a previously appointed executor for breach of fiduciary duties.

Obscure Law Complicates Aaron Hernandez Estate After His Death

Obscure Law Complicates Aaron Hernandez Estate After His Death

Aaron Hernandez' fall from NFL star to convicted murder came to a conclusion when he committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison on Wednesday morning.  The timing of his death triggered the use of an archaic and rarely used legal principle that will essentially erase his conviction.  This complicates any potential civil suit brought by his victim's estate as well as the distribution of his own estate. 

Did You Know You Already Have An Estate Plan?

Did You Know You Already Have An Estate Plan?

California already has a plan for you in the event of incapacity or death. An estate plan will provide you with the opportunity to regain control of your assets and tackle life decisions head on with a purpose and confidence that your ducks are in a row.