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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.

YONG LIANG

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! 

L.p.

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What is Elder Abuse?

California Welfare & Institutions Code § 15610.07 defines Elder Abuse as: “Abuse of an elder or a dependent adult” means either of the following: (a) Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering. (b) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or

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WHAT IS PROBATE?

Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. Technically, it means the “official proving of a Will.” However, it also includes the administration of a decedent’s estate who died without a Will. But what does that mean and when is Probate required? When is Probate Required? As of January 1, 2020, if

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DO YOU HAVE A PROPER ESTATE PLAN?

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” -Thomas Edison A Complete Estate Plan Ask anyone why you need a living trust and the most common answer will be: to avoid probate. While avoiding probate is a benefit of having a trust, it is not the only benefit.  A proper estate plan should

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HOW PROPOSITION 19 MAY IMPACT YOUR CHILDREN

Do you own California real property that you want to pass to your children via your Will or Trust on your death?  Changes in the law, taking effect on February 16, 2021, may result in a reassessment of property taxes on the real property your children inherit on your death. Since 1978, California homeowners have

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All Wills Are Not Created Equally

Think having a handwritten Will is good enough? It may be, but what if it is not?  The Second District of the California Court of Appeals has recently held that missing specific language from a Will can render your intended bequest invalid. In Re: Estate of Eimers (B295609), the Court affirmed a ruling from the Los

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California is the Place You Ought to Sue

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