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Why is Estate Planning Important?

In life’s journey, preparation for the future is a step we often postpone, yet its importance cannot be overstated. Estate planning is a crucial aspect of this preparation, ensuring that your wishes are respected and your loved ones are provided ... Read More
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What is Probate of a Will?

Navigating through the intricacies of probate law can often feel overwhelming, especially during the emotional time following the loss of a loved one. This blog aims to demystify the process of probating a will, making it understandable for anyone with ... Read More
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How Much Does Probate Cost in California?

When a loved one passes away, navigating the probate process in California can be a daunting task. Understanding the costs involved is crucial for preparing both emotionally and financially. This blog aims to shed light on how much probate costs ... Read More
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What Happens If You Don’t File Probate in California?

In the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, dealing with legal matters can seem daunting. One crucial step often faced is the probate process, especially in California where probate law plays a significant role in how a deceased person’s estate ... Read More
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How Long Does Temporary Guardianship Last in California?

Sometimes, we need to give someone other than a child’s biological parent temporary responsibility for a child. This is known as temporary guardianship. But how do guardianship agreements work, and how do you decide what’s in the interests of the ... Read More
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The 5 Estate Planning Documents You Need

Estate planning is the process for deciding what happens to your assets when you die. It ensures that your final wishes are respected and helps your family avoid probate court. But when you’re planning your estate, what documents do you ... Read More
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When Is Probate Not Required in California?

When you pass away, it’s reassuring to know that your affairs will be in order. One way to manage your assets – and reduce the stress on your loved ones – is by avoiding probate. Can you truly avoid probate, ... Read More
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Can Property be Transferred Without Probate?

Dealing with the transfer of property after the death of a loved one is a significant concern for many families. In California, the probate process is often perceived as long and costly, leading many to wonder: can property be transferred ... Read More
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How Do You Avoid Probate in California?

Probate can be a lengthy process. And when your loved ones are grieving your loss, it’s best if they can settle your estate sooner rather than later. Is it ever possible to avoid probate? The short answer is yes; however, ... Read More
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Revocable vs Irrevocable Trusts: What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to estate planning, trusts can seem complex. However, it’s actually simple to understand how trusts work. Below, our lawyers define the main types of trusts for estate planning, and how to choose the right option for you. ... Read More