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How to Omit Tax Problems When Settling an Estate - Werner Law Firm

How to Omit Tax Problems When Settling an Estate

When a person passes away, everything they own is transferred to others. How exactly that occurs, however, depends on different factors. When a person dies, their assets and wealth become their estate, which is appropriately distributed among their next of kin either according to their own wishes – as per proper documentation – or according

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A US Will Under Foreign Laws: Legalities & logistics - Werner Law Firm

Legalities of a U.S. Will Under Foreign Laws

The specifications surrounding the legalities of a U.S. will under foreign laws can become quite complicated. Some jurisdictions will accept a verbal will, some will not. Some jurisdictions require a notarized stamp, others will recognize the simple signature of the grantor. In the United States, the laws regarding the validity of a will can even

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Effects of Divorce on Inheritance Rights in California - Werner Law Firm

The Effects of Divorce on Inheritance Rights in California

It’s difficult to determine exactly how much of California’s population still seeks a divorce – while divorce rates have been plummeting across the country since the Great Recession began in 2008, couples do still continue to seek separation in cases where the differences in the relationship feel irreconcilable. In recent years, out of roughly 20,000,000

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