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Estate Planning Under The SECURE Act

Estate Planning Under The SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act, was made effective in January 2020. Due to the changes presented in this new law, individuals that engage in estate planning should review their beneficiary arrangements on all their...

Trust & Estate Planning Attorney Services

Trust & Estate Planning Attorney Services

Many individuals don’t like to think about the circumstances that necessitate estate planning. The process is a needed aspect of life and putting it off or avoiding it altogether could spell disaster for the future of your family. Establishing a proper trust and...

The California Probate Process Explained

The California Probate Process Explained

Probate is a very common legal proceeding dealing with the assets of a person who has passed away. However, many people don’t know what “probate” actually means. It is the method used by the State to allow the transfer of assets and liabilities to the next generation....

Conservatorship vs Guardianship

Conservatorship vs Guardianship

While the duties of a guardian and a conservator can sometimes overlap, the two roles are vastly different. The complexities of this topic can vary greatly and may depend on individual circumstances. The basic understanding of the two concepts are outlined below....

Trust Versus Conservatorship in California

If you are considering legal options to protect an individual in your life who cannot take care of themselves on their own or manage their finances, understanding the difference between a trust and conservatorship is crucial. An estate planning attorney can help you...