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Estate Planning: A Guide to the Softer Side - Werner Law Firm

A Guide to the Softer Side of Estate Planning

POSTED ON: October 29, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
When all is said and done, estate planning is most often thought of as a way to secure your assets for future generations. When people think “estate planning,” they think of wills and trusts, drafted to make the most of what you have after you pass away, so that your family can preserve your financial […]
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What Happens When a Will and a Deed Conflict? - Werner Law Firm

What Happens When a Will and a Deed Conflict?

POSTED ON: October 22, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
When a person passes away, a will is meant to clear the air on how their possessions would pass onto their descendants. Wills are meant to avoid the difficulties and confusion surrounding an intestate death, wherein the state decides how property is divided based on its probate code. But there are cases when a will […]
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How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pet - Werner Law Firm

How to Build an Estate Plan for Your Pet

POSTED ON: October 15, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
The domestication of other animals is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the modern human species, and rather than simply exploit other animals, we’ve been forging bonds and friendships with animals for countless lifetimes. To many, pets are every bit as much a family member as a sibling or cousin, and they deserve to be […]
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Living Trusts

The Truth About Living Trusts

POSTED ON: October 8, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Living trusts are excellent estate planning documents with a lot of flexibility and utility. Through a living trust, wealthy individuals with very complicated estates can better control how their wealth is passed on, and ensure that their will – as in, what they want – is properly communicated past their death. But a living trust […]
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Trustees' Deeds and Duties - Werner Law Firm

Trustees' Deeds and Duties

POSTED ON: September 28, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
A trustee is anyone managing a trust in the name of a grantor or trustor, for the benefit of a beneficiary. Trustees have a fiduciary duty to act in a trust’s beneficiary’s best interests, managing the trust until it is completed or terminated. This goes for living trusts and testamentary trusts, as well as deeds […]
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State Specific Requirements For a Last Will and Testament - Werner Law Firm

State-Specific Requirements for a Last Will and Testament

POSTED ON: September 24, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
The United States features 50 separate states, in addition to the federal district and 14 territories. Despite being a single country united under one flag, local laws can wildly vary from state to state. In some states, there are laws specifically against training a bear to wrestle (Alabama). In other states, a liquor store cannot […]
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What Constitutes a Breach of Fiduciary Duty in California? - Werner Law Firm

What Constitutes a Breach of Fiduciary Duty in California?

POSTED ON: September 20, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Legal jargon can at times feel impenetrable to a layperson, thus removing any sense of relatability from the law, and making it obtuse and confusing. Yet the reality is that the law simply dictates proper conduct between individuals, either with other individuals or society. It sets guidelines and limits and enforces penalties on those that […]
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Estate Disputes

Avoiding Potential Estate Disputes

POSTED ON: September 18, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Estate planning exists to prevent estates from going up in smoke throughout the process of transferring wealth after death. What is meant to be a time of grief and peace can turn into legal turmoil, familial subterfuge, and substantial amounts of time and money wasted. Estate disputes can fuel these spectacular losses, turning a routine […]
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Understanding the Laws of Intestacy Succession in California - Werner Law Firm

Understanding the Laws of Intestacy Succession in California

POSTED ON: September 10, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
Over half of all US adults do not have wills. Even among baby boomers (ages 54-71), roughly 60% of respondents have estate planning documents. It is only at around age 72 and older where the statistic jumps up to over 80% - yet as tragic as it may seem, about 20% of annual deaths occur […]
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5 Elements of a Well-Crafted Living Trust - Werner Law Firm

5 Elements of a Well-Crafted Living Trust

POSTED ON: September 5, 2018 BY: Troy Werner
When it comes to estate planning, living trusts are an incredibly reliable tool for ensuring that your estate is protected against probate, and ready to pass into the hands of your loved ones. However, setting up a living trust takes a little time, and a few resources. Let’s go over the basics of setting up […]
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