Do you have an estate? Yes, you do! Everyone has an estate! What is an estate? It contains all of your belongings: your personal possessions, bank accounts, pets, jewelry, your car, real estate, and even furniture. No matter how big or small, you cannot take these possessions with you when you pass away. Before you
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Dana is very professional and knowledgeable in dealing with probate-related matters. I would recommend her to anyone whose loved ones just passed away and need help with property/estate transfer issues.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ESTATE PLAN AND REGULAR REVIEWS OF THAT PLAN
“The right to dispose of property in contemplation of death is as old as the right to acquire and possess property, and the laws of all civilized countries recognize and protect this right. ” (Estate of Della Sala (1999) 73 Cal.App.4th 463, 467 (Della Sala).) For most people thinking about your estate plan is not
A TALE OF TWO SONS AND UNDUE INFLUENCE
Over the past week, I have been contacted by two different sons concerned about the well-being of their mothers who were or about to be victims of undue influence. While both cases were similar in that they each wanted to support their mom, their options for accomplishing this goal differed vastly. Son 1 Son 1
AVOID A FAMILY FEUD…CHOOSE YOUR SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE WISELY
A skilled estate planning attorney can help their client to understand the responsibilities of a Trustee and choose an individual who not only is able to fulfill the obligations of a Trustee, but willing to act as Trustee.
ESTATE PLANNING AFTER INCAPACITY – LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Most estate planning practitioners advise that a complete estate plan is a tool not only to avoid probate, but to avoid conservatorships upon incapacity. While that may be the preferred method of estate planning, what happens if your loved one didn’t get their plan in place before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and you are faced
PROBATE COURT – NOT AS SEEN ON TELEVISION
We are all familiar with the one-hour (40 minutes with commercials) legal dramas that identify the legal problem, follow the client to consult the attorney and by the second commercial break they are arguing the case (usually without so much as a wardrobe change) with witnesses and offering compelling evidence to convince a judge or
I cannot say enough good things about Dana. My sister passed rather unexpectedly and her estate was thrown together hastily. Dana took her time in reviewing the trust documents and gave me her expert advise in deciphering if the trust was valid or not. She was very kind and extremely helpful.
If I could give her more than 5 stars I would!
I highly recommend giving her a call!