Wills, Trusts & Probate Law Blog - Werner Law Firm

Wills, Trusts & Probate Law Blog

Understanding California Transmutation Agreements - Werner Law Firm

Understanding California Transmutation Agreements

California transmutation agreements enable married couples to “transmute” community property into separate property, and vice versa. A transmutation agreement can also be used to transfer property between spouses. There are pros and cons to utilizing a transmutation agreement. They are usually used as a tool for postnuptial property distribution, tax purposes, establishing ownership over certain

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Debt After Death: Can You Inherit Debt? - Werner Law Firm

Debt After Death: Can You Inherit Debt?

As more and more Americans struggle to save up for retirement and finance their end-of-life care, many surviving children will find themselves worried about the debt their parents leave behind. While debt does not die with its debtor, it also is not typically inherited. Unfortunately, it is going to become more common to die with

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Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples - Werner Law Firm

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

An estate plan might not necessarily be at the top of your current priority list, especially if you and your partner are young. But regardless of whether you’re in your early 20s or nearing retirement age, unmarried couples should consider putting together a few simple documents to prevent the headaches that accompany available end-of-life care

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Estate Planning With Retirement Benefits - Werner Law Firm

Estate Planning With Retirement Benefits

An increasing number of Americans are growing the bulk of their wealth through retirement accounts (such as IRAs and 401(k)s), especially as defined benefit pension plans have become increasingly rare. Few people are expecting to survive on Social Security exclusively. With this investment comes to an important question – what will you do with the

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What Is a Certified Estate Planner, Exactly? - Werner Law Firm

What Is a Certified Estate Planner, Exactly?

Whether you are looking to build your legal knowledge base or create an estate plan that best suits your needs and circumstances, it is essential to know what certified estate planner types and organizations exist and are available to you and what each entity entails requires. Certified estate planner roles exist to set an industry

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6 Key Retirement Planning Steps to Take - Werner Law Firm

6 Key Retirement Planning Steps to Take

Retirement can be fun; a chance to revitalize old interests, explore your passions, seek a new purpose, enjoy time with your loved ones, or dedicate yourself to something other than work. But to get to all that, you must first prepare how to get there through successful retirement planning. As pensions become increasingly rare or

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