Archives: Wills

Estate and Trust Administration in California

Administration of a trust or an estate, in California, requires great focus and attention to the California probate code. While many are quick to accept the responsibility of being a trustee or an executor for a loved one, close friend, or business associate, those who do are often unfamiliar with the fiduciary duties involved in …. Read More

What happens to your estate when you die?

What happens to your soul once your body ceases to function is a philosophical question, but your body is either buried or cremated.  The end. But what about all your assets? You know – your stuff? Those things go to the living you leave behind and how you prepare for your final moment determines where …. Read More

Despite Obvious Intent, A Will Isn’t Changed Until It Is

An unusual case from another part of the country provides a reminder to our California readers that an estate plan is not complete until you sign it. Unless your will, trust, or other documents have been finalized, it can be very difficult for your wishes to be carried out.

Estate Planning Is A Good Idea At Any Age

People in Los Angeles often associate estate planning with being middle-aged or older. In a sense, this is natural. We associate wills, trusts, medical directives and so on with dying, which hopefully will not happen to us for many decades. But in truth, estate planning can be a good idea at any age. That is because …. Read More