What Does It Mean to Notarize a Will?

Many wills that are written by estate planning attorneys are notarized even though every state does not require that a will be notarized in order to be classified as legally valid. California does not require the additional step of notarization, although you might still choose to get a notary’s signature and stamp on your will… Read More »

What Is a Will Codicil?

There are a few different methods by which you may be able to make changes to an existing will. If these are minor changes, making an amendment to your will can be done with the support of an experienced estate planning lawyer. In more serious situations in which you want to make drastic changes to… Read More »

How Have Women Been Affected by the Pandemic and What Does This Mean for Their Estate and Retirement Plans?

Women tend to have greater longevity than men, therefore, could be facing more significant health care costs in their retirement. Prolonged life expectancy is one of the most common concerns presented by women and men alike when meeting with an estate planning attorney. A new study of estate planners revealed that many of their female… Read More »

Recent Study Identifies Significant California Funds Managed Under Conservatorships

Many people are familiar with the basic concept of conservatorships. This might also be referred to as guardianship in other states. For today’s purposes, conservatorships involve the appointment of another party to help manage the actions of a person who cannot take care of themselves. A conservatorship is most appropriate when the party in question… Read More »