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California Probate Law Explained

POSTED ON: April 2, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
The probate process is one by which the law helps families determine what to do with a deceased loved one's possessions, taking into consideration the law and their will, if it exists. While the probate process is not especially complicated, it can last well over a year, depending on the estate's complexity and the circumstances […]
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3 Money Conversations Families Must Have | Werner Law Firm

3 Money Conversations Families Must Have

POSTED ON: March 28, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Most families agree that money conversations are incredibly important, especially surrounding the topics of retirement and inheritance. But most children and parents cannot come to an agreement on why or what topics exactly are most important, and despite concluding that finance and death are crucial, neither generally agree on when to approach these topics – […]
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In Pets We Trust | Defined Ventures, Inc.

In Pets We Trust

POSTED ON: March 26, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
To many people, pets are more than just furry property. They are family members. Yet the law is clear in that a pet belongs to you, and apart from relatively recent animal welfare laws, a pet is simply property. As such, when you pass away without making a formal arrangement to care for your pet, […]
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Living Wills & Advance Directives Explained | Werner Law Firm

Living Wills and Advance Directives Explained

POSTED ON: March 22, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
A living will can best be described as a healthcare directive and is otherwise known as an advanced directive. It is a document, largely drafted and signed by the person it pertains to, detailing exactly what that person’s will is regarding their medical care under specific circumstances, particularly those within which said person is unable […]
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5 Most Common Mistakes in Naming Beneficiaries | Werner Law Firm

5 Most Common Mistakes in Naming Beneficiaries

POSTED ON: March 19, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Your last will and testament is a document designed to give certain courts and your family directions on how you would like your estate to be distributed in the event of your passing. It gives you the power to determine what will finally happen with your property when you are gone, giving you one final […]
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Good Living Trust Decision-Making Has Lasting Financial Impact | Werner Law Firm

Good Living Trust Decision-Making Has Lasting Financial Impact

POSTED ON: March 8, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Estate planning can be a complicated subject. For some, their options are simple and straightforward. But there are factors that can quickly convolute a simple and straightforward topic into a matter of much research and heavy debate. In the case of estate planning, the two major factors include the nature and size of your estate, […]
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Protect Your Loved Ones From the Burdens of Probate | Werner Law Firm

Protecting Your Loved Ones From the Burdens of Probate

POSTED ON: March 5, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
When we are confronted with the death of a loved one, the last thing we want to think about is a mountain of paperwork. Yet for many Americans, passing away is not just a tragedy, but a tragedy followed by a trail of legal complications. Most Americans lack a proper estate plan. These are simple […]
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Families Advised to Have the Inheritance Conversation - Before It's Needed | Werner Law Firm

Families Advised to Have the Inheritance Conversation

POSTED ON: February 28, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
As long as life can feel sometimes, many things are left unsaid. We bite our tongue and hold our words and hold back our feelings time and time again, thinking back to those moments in times of regret. But at the time, there is always one or more seemingly good reasons for avoiding a certain […]
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The New U.S. Tax Law Must-Knows | Werner Law Firm

The New U.S. Tax Law Must-Knows

POSTED ON: February 26, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
The new Republican 2018 US tax law has fought a political battle to be here, and has seen much opposition and criticism by both the public and select economists, but the pessimism surrounding the GOP’s new tax law is unfounded and may even be misleading. Regardless of whether you cash in your checks or run […]
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Why Having a Living Trust Is Wise, Especially in California | Werner Law Firm

Why Having a Living Trust Is Wise, Especially in California

POSTED ON: February 19, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Anything you have to your name must go somewhere after your death – and for individuals who want the ability to choose where that is, tools exist that offer several different options. These estate planning tools are sometimes seen as instruments of the super-rich, meant to maintain their wealth and cut minimally into their fortune. […]
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