Articles

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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How do I Incorporate Medicaid Planning in My Estate Plan?

In the state of California, there are many people who need Medicaid when they reach an older age. While people usually do not like to think about these matters, it is better to always be prepared rather than caught without a plan when it is needed. Medicaid has continued to become more and more expensive […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Creating a Trust in California?

Individuals in the process of creating their estate plan may be considering the various options they have at their disposal to do so. Many people may look into creating a trust. Simply put, a trust is an agreement between the creator of the trust (a trustor) and a third-party trustee. This individual will manage the […]

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Can I Update My Will in California?

As life goes on, people experience a significant amount of changes. It is because of this that, if they have a will, it is important that it reflects these changes. A will is not set in stone when it is written. It should be revisited and updated as time goes on. Continue reading below to […]

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