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What Is Conservatorship, How Does It Work? - Werner Law Firm

What Is Conservatorship, How Does It Work?

When an adult is no longer capable of caring for themselves, their loved ones may step in to care for them – to the point of taking full authority over their lives, if circumstances validate it. That is what a conservatorship authorizes. Conservatorships may be considered in cases where adults are no longer self-sufficient due

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The California Trust Administration Process - Werner Law Firm

The California Trust Administration Process

When a person dies, their assets must be distributed among their relatives or persons of their choosing. Accounts, real property, and even sentimental items may be bequeathed to individuals, groups, or organizations. An estate plan can help a decedent’s loved ones (and the appropriate probate court) determine who gets what after death. Estate plans often

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Understanding California Transmutation Agreements - Werner Law Firm

Understanding California Transmutation Agreements

California transmutation agreements enable married couples to “transmute” community property into separate property, and vice versa. A transmutation agreement can also be used to transfer property between spouses. There are pros and cons to utilizing a transmutation agreement. They are usually used as a tool for postnuptial property distribution, tax purposes, establishing ownership over certain

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How Long Do Probate Proceedings Typically Last? - Werner Law Firm

How Long Do Probate Proceedings Typically Last?

Probate is an important part of the estate planning process, as it usually sets the timeframe from your death to the total dissolution and distribution of your estate. However, contrary to popular belief, probate does not always last forever. The probate proceedings process can be truncated, sped through, or even skipped depending on the circumstances,

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What Is the SECURE Act, How Could It Affect Your Retirement? - Werner Law Firm

What Is the SECURE Act, How Could It Affect Your Retirement?

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump earlier last December, features a series of provisions designed largely to help Americans prepare for retirement. As the pension vanishes, more Americans turn towards partially self-sufficient means of preparing for retirement, such as the IRA and the employer-provided

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