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What Are the Legal Grounds for Contesting a Will?

POSTED ON: May 28, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
There are very few circumstances where the idea of contesting a will elicits positive emotions.  The image that is associated is usually one of strife, stress, and hurt. Not only is the focus being taken away from honoring the passing of a loved one, those who remain are often in the process of learning new, […]
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Simplify Estate Planning With a Memorandum of Trust

POSTED ON: May 28, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
It is estimated that over 40% of individuals between the ages of 53 and 71 do not have estate planning documents in place. This number decreases to only 19% of those beyond this age, but it is still an alarming number. Reasons for avoiding the planning vary, but many cite the burden of the task as a deterrent. While […]
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Formal vs. Summary Probate: What’s the Difference?

POSTED ON: May 24, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
There are a variety of ways an estate may go through probate, depending largely on the size of the estate and how it is set up. If you want to purchase or sell real estate in probate, much of the process depends on whether the estate goes through a simplified/summary probate procedure or a formal […]
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Understanding the Differences Between Wills and Living Trusts

POSTED ON: May 24, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
When you begin planning your estate, you’ll likely come across the terms “will” and “living trust.” These estate planning options serve substantially different needs. While almost everyone has heard of a will, fewer people have heard of living trusts. Learn more about the differences between wills and living trusts to figure out which one best […]
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What’s Yours Is Mine? Transmutation of Property in California

POSTED ON: May 20, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
Many couples go about their married lives in peace, with the belief that all their assets are shared as equals. Other couples rest in the idea that they are aware of what belongs to whom in every respect and have made amicable agreements about future distribution of properties. In either of these situations, partners may […]
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Guide to Creating a Living Trust in California

POSTED ON: May 15, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
It is estimated that less than half of all Americans have documents in place for directing how affairs are to be conducted following their death. Even though death is a certainty in life, many of us somehow manage to push the idea aside, and continue to act as though the event is forever far away. For […]
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Four Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Nature of Estate Planning

POSTED ON: April 29, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
Death is often a taboo topic. There is a human, emotional, tendency to avoid thinking about our eventual passing. In our rational minds, however, we know that avoidance of this thought does not equal the avoidance of its occurrence. We are all on the same journey when it comes to the end result. Finding ways […]
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Creating a Legacy Regardless of Current Wealth

POSTED ON: April 26, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
In these modern generations, we are prone to fret about what financial assets we will be leaving for our children and grandchildren after we pass on from this life. The fact that over 60% of millennial’s – the generation born between the years of 1981 and 1996, in general – report expecting an inheritance from their parents, […]
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The Gift of a Living Trust

POSTED ON: April 16, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
When considering end-of-life planning, very few of us relish the idea of our loved ones spending the days after our passing inside a courthouse, hashing out details of what goes to whom. This procedure is the matter of probate. Even with the proper preparation of a living trust or will, the probate courts maintain rules and […]
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Estate Planning for Aging Singles

POSTED ON: April 12, 2019 BY: Troy Werner
With an increasing number of western adults choosing to spend their reproductive years in pursuit of careers, passions, and interests – and not buried in diapers, bottles, and college saving plans – the situation of Solo Aging has become a common theme within estate planning. In the United States, consistently declining birth rates – combined […]
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