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4 Ways to Avoid Probate | Werner Law Firm

4 Ways to Avoid Probate

When life ends, we leave what we own behind. Yet, what we own cannot easily be distributed without a legal documented plan behind where it must go. The law provides several ways in which to help predetermine how we would like to pass on our property and our belongings – but some ways may be

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Living Trusts vs. Wills | Werner Law Firm

Living Trusts vs. Wills

When life ends, we lose our need for material wealth. While no one knows what lies beyond a grave, we do know that our properties and belongings will not do us much good – and instead, we seek to pass these on to the next generation. However, the world of property laws and ownership is

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The Whys, Whens and Hows of Probating a Will | Werner Law Firm

The Whys, Whens and Hows of Probating a Will

In the state of California, there is no deadline for probating a will. However, that does not mean it is a good idea to delay the process more than is necessary. There are other deadlines to meet in the inheritance process, and understanding how time limitations work can save you a lot of trouble and can

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Estate Planning: Plan Today For A Better Tomorrow | Werner Law Firm

Planning for Tomorrow, Today

Life happens in a flash. Yet with the pace of living today, we hardly seem to have time to think about the future. If it is not one thing, then it is another – most families struggle with creating a clear plan of action for the future, instead focusing on the here and now to

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Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road | Werner Law Firm

Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road

The roads of the United States are a dangerous place, in comparison to many other public places. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians and 818 bicyclists were killed in crashes with automobiles, highlighting the risk of being a pedestrian. Accidents will always happen, in some capacity – yet the research shows that pedestrian fatalities have been on

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