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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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What's the Value of Estate Planning? | Werner Law Firm

What’s the Value of Estate Planning?

It’s hard knowing you will not be around forever. Contemplating mortality is a concept as old as mankind itself, and it will continue to be one of our most contentious topics of thought. However, at some point, we all must acknowledge that life ends – and when it does, things must keep on moving. It

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