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Laws of Intestacy in California - Werner Law

Laws of Intestacy in California

Intestacy laws determine who gets what after death, if no valid last will and testament was left behind. Intestacy refers to dying intestate, or without a testament of one’s final wishes regarding the contents of one’s estate. In general, intestacy laws dictate the succession in which a person’s relatives inherit their assets and personal property. …

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Form 1041 Instructions Explained - Werner Law

Form 1041 Instructions Explained

An estate consists of everything you owned in death. A trust is a legal entity funded by your property and managed by a third-party trustee for the sake of your chosen beneficiaries. In both instances, these are accumulations of property and assets meant to be passed onto others at some point after your death (usually). …

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springing power of attorney - Werner Law

Defining a Springing Power of Attorney in California

Estate planning tools can be powerful when used appropriately. A power of attorney can be used to grant designated individuals, or “agents”, the right to act on your behalf, whether in a limited capacity or to fulfill a single purpose. Different power of attorney documents is used for different purposes.  Most of the time, a …

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