Tag: Probate

What Went Wrong?

Recently I received an email from a client asking me what went wrong in her parent’s estate plan so as to make it so that they had to go through probate. She asked, “isn’t the purpose of getting a trust

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Why Not Just Do It Yourself?

Why Should I Hire You? Recently, I had a wonderful family in my office. We talked about estate planning, the difference between a will and trust, and the importance of planning ahead. After our discussion, the mother turned to me

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Pablo’s Abstract Estate Planning

Pablo Picasso (Picasso) was world famous painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet, and playwright. His works are famous for many things but you may be more prone to think of his abstract art when you hear of his name.

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Don’t Take Estate Planning Advice from Justice Burger

Every now and again I come across surprising and amusing events in estate planning. I felt this one was worthy enough to share. The honored and revered Chief Justice Burger (1907-1995) who drafted and ruled on the famous cases such

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A Not So Obvious Estate Planning Mistake

       You just got done signing estate plan papers with your attorney, and he summarizes everything you have just done, “Today you completed your Estate Plan.  You have a pour over will that will act like a big

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What will really happen to my estate if I die without a will or a Trust?

Ok, for all of you out there who do not have an estate plan, I have put together a brief video explaining what will happen to your estate if you die without having first planned by getting a trust or

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