Laws of Intestacy in California - Werner Law

Laws of Intestacy in California

Intestacy laws determine who gets what after death, if no valid last will and testament was left behind. Intestacy refers to dying intestate, or without a testament of one’s final wishes regarding the contents of one’s estate. In general, intestacy laws dictate the succession in which a person’s relatives inherit their assets and personal property. …

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springing power of attorney - Werner Law

Defining a Springing Power of Attorney in California

Estate planning tools can be powerful when used appropriately. A power of attorney can be used to grant designated individuals, or “agents”, the right to act on your behalf, whether in a limited capacity or to fulfill a single purpose. Different power of attorney documents is used for different purposes.  Most of the time, a …

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Personal Representative vs Trustee: What's the Difference? - Werner Law

Personal Representative vs Trustee: What’s the Difference?

Personal Representative vs Trustee When creating a plan for your estate, it is important to ask who will physically carry out that plan. Personal representatives and trustees, while sometimes confused for one another, are two very different roles of crucial importance in the estate planning process. While both have a fiduciary duty to you and …

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