The importance of planning ahead for long-term care

The need for long-term care should be considered during the estate planning process. Recent statistics show that an estimated 60 percent of Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Long-term care is becoming more common as our population ages and life spans lengthen. This is because many people of advanced age […]

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Estate planning in the electronic age: protecting your digital assets

Take a moment to think about your digital footprint. Do you have accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest? What about business networks like those established by industry groups, alumni associations or on LinkedIn? Do you have online access to pay your credit cards, utilities, mortgage, car payments, student loans or other debts? […]

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Due care can help you avoid common estate planning mistakes

Many people avoid estate planning so they don’t have to think about the issue of their own deaths. However, much like taxes, death is inevitable. By understanding our own mortality – and taking steps now to plan ahead – we can protect both our loved ones and our assets after we are gone. Generally, something […]

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Conservatorships in California

An estate plan is beneficial not just after a person’s life, but during it as well. No one can predict the future and unexpected events can happen during life. This is why it is important for a person to cover all of their bases when they create an estate plan. Sometimes, a person may become […]

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Contesting a Will in California

When a person comes to the end of their life, they often possess many treasured assets. These are valuable and should be passed on to loved ones to make sure they will still be taken care of. This can be done with an extensive estate plan to prepare for what happens to these assets when […]

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What are the Differences Between a Power of Attorney and an Executor?

When an individual creates an estate plan, they are preparing for what happens to their assets in the event of illness or death. This allows them to ensure their possessions will still be taken care of. In order to do so, they may appoint another person to handle these processes. An executor of an estate […]

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