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Living Trusts vs. Wills: Comparison of the Two Essential Legal Documents - Werner Law Firm

Living Trusts vs. Wills: Comparison of the Two Essential Legal Documents

POSTED ON: July 13, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but mean different things. The word “will” is a perfect example, meaning many things, from defining a person’s mental strength, to serving as a verb, or a legal document. In the same sense living wills and living trusts are completely different from one another, in a sense […]
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Protecting Your Digital Assets in the Afterlife - Werner Law Firm

Protecting Your Digital Assets in the Afterlife

POSTED ON: July 11, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
If you have ever consulted with a professional estate planner, then you may know what it takes to set up a good estate plan. From ensuring that the wording on your will is precise, to choosing a good successor trustee/executor, to drafting and creating a trust applicable to your estate needs and wants – it […]
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Divorce and Estate Plans

'Til Property Do Us Part: Effects of Divorce on Estate Plans

POSTED ON: July 1, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
A divorce is seldom pleasant – but it is a reality that sometimes needs to be dealt with. Divorce is often complicated and confusing. Even if a mutual decision, the issues that go along with it can turn the parties towards strife and war on a wide range of matters. While divorce can be messy, […]
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Length of the Probate Timeline in California - Werner Law Firm

Length of the Probate Timeline in California

POSTED ON: June 26, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
To any family undergoing the transition through a loved one’s loss, the priority is taking time to mourn and honor their passed family member with the memorial and the rites they wanted and deserved. What families do not want is to be interrupted with a long, extended, and at times even unnecessary probate process. Yet […]
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Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Singles

POSTED ON: June 23, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Most see estate planning as a necessity for families – to determine where your hard-earned wealth and assets will go after you pass away. That said, estate planning should not be restricted to parents and grandparents. Believe it or not, estate planning is something even the never-married should consider. Estate planning tools do not require […]
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Living Trusts

Advantages of Living Trusts

POSTED ON: June 20, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Living trusts are touted as among the best and most common estate planning tools, for a good reason. They are versatile, keep you protected from probate, help you maintain privacy, and can turn a complicated estate into a smooth inheritance. But a living trust is not as simple as a will, and setting one up […]
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Power of Attorney Requirements in California - Werner Law Firm

Power of Attorney Requirements in California

POSTED ON: June 12, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
A power of attorney essentially permits another person to make choices in your name. In its simplest form, a document acting as a power of attorney can be life-changing, life-saving, and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because of that – and because of the value we place on choice and individual liberty – creating […]
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Living Trusts

Living Trusts vs. Family Trusts: What’s the Difference?

POSTED ON: June 5, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Living Trusts vs. Family Trusts Making decisions regarding your own estate plan can be very challenging. Not only is it a complicated topic but thinking about how you are going to be settling your affairs after death means thinking about death, and for many, the thought of dying and leaving everything behind is uncomfortable. The […]
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Estate Plan

CHECKLIST: Does Your Outdated Estate Plan Reflect Your Life Today?

POSTED ON: May 24, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Estate planning is meant to give you a sense of control over where the wealth you have cultivated over a lifetime will go once you pass on. While historically, people with great fortunes often believed being buried with their treasures would give them a better afterlife, we know that our material possessions are not much […]
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Options for Paying Inheritance to Minor Beneficiaries - Werner Law Firm

Options for Paying Inheritance to Minor Beneficiaries

POSTED ON: May 15, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Central to the core of inheritance is our desire to leave our financial legacy to our children and grandchildren. A life filled with ambition, mistakes, successes, and hard work can pave the way to much wealth and fortune – but there is no way to enjoy any of that after we have passed on, and […]
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