You Have to Make a Plan for Yourself with Long Term Care

More baby boomers in California than ever have become caregivers for their parents and their loved ones, which means that the realities of the work required and the costs involved are sinking in. Even if you’re currently busy managing the care for one of your own loved ones, it’s important to create a plan for… Read More »

New Study Highlights Ability to Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier

Alzheimer’s is a serious medical condition that has far reaching impacts for the effected person and his or her family members. Increasing research projects have been dedicated to better understanding Alzheimer’s. The impact of cognitive decline on many areas of your life, including estate planning, can have important ramifications over whether or not wills, trusts… Read More »

What if I Want to Update My Will?

Crossing off “create will” from your to-do list is really just the first step with estate planning. In order to stay on top of all aspects of your planning, you must continue to revisit your documents and verify they still reflect the most recent version of your wishes. It’s not uncommon to want to revoke… Read More »

What Are the Most Important Components of My California Estate Plan?

The majority of California estate plans consist of some or all of the following documents. Based on your specific situation, your California estate planning attorney might also make specific recommendations and suggest additional documents that might need to be prepared. Sitting down with a qualified estate planning lawyer is critical during this planning process. The… Read More »

What Is Probate’s Impact On Seniors?

As a senior, planning for your estate and probate could help your loved ones through a very difficult time. Thinking about the details ahead of time reduces the possibility for family conflicts surrounding your intentions and can also speed up the process. Although estate planning and long term care have gained increasing focus from researchers,… Read More »

How Do California Executors Get Compensated?

If a party’s will does not specifically explain how executor compensation should be created, specific rules must be followed. In the state of California, the state executor is known as the personal representative, and compensation outlined by the will can only be altered if the court approves an executor’s petition requesting relief from those provisions…. Read More »

How Do California Executors Get Appointed to Probate?

A California executor is the individual named in a will responsible for representing the deceased party’s estate in California and carrying out any instructions laid out in the will. Before a party can begin a formal role as an executor, the court must approve of the nomination. In many cases this is simply a formality… Read More »

Can We Remove a Trustee in California?

A trustee has an important legal obligation and numerous roles that must be addressed when appointed to a California estate. However, if beneficiaries have reason to believe that the trustee has violated this fiduciary responsibility, a trustee could be removed from this role. The trustee has a significant level of power over the trust administration… Read More »