Estate Planning: A Love Note to Your Future Self and Loved Ones

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about a topic that might not seem as romantic, but holds immense significance for the future of everyone involved.  While this day is traditionally a celebration of romantic love, we also celebrate all forms of love and reflect on the deep connections we share with our family, […]

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Heartfelt Conversations: Discussing Estate Planning With Your Loved Ones

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we invite you to embark on a journey of love that goes beyond the usual expressions. Discussing estate planning is a topic that may feel daunting, but it’s a crucial dialogue to ensure the well-being of those you love. In this blog, we’ll explore tips and strategies to broach and navigate […]

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Should You Establish a Digital Estate Plan?

In our increasingly digital world, estate planning has transcended beyond physical assets and legal documents. As we entrust more of our lives to the digital realm, the concept of a digital estate plan becomes crucial. A digital estate plan ensures your online assets, such as social media accounts, digital currencies, and online banking information, are […]

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How are Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts Taxed?

Navigating the intricate world of estate planning and trust taxation is a crucial aspect of managing your financial legacy. Trusts, particularly revocable and irrevocable ones, play a pivotal role in this process. Each type carries distinct tax implications, affecting how your assets are handled and taxed both during your lifetime and after. Understanding these differences […]

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The Impacts of California’s Assembly Bill 133

In an effort to enhance data exchange and improve healthcare coordination, California enacted Assembly Bill 133 (AB 133). This groundbreaking legislation establishes the California Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework, the nation’s first statewide bidirectional data exchange framework. AB 133 aims to foster a more interconnected healthcare ecosystem by facilitating the secure and efficient […]

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Can an LLC Help My Kids Avoid California Property Tax Reassessment?

In California, property tax reassessment is a significant concern for homeowners and estate planners. This article will explore how forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) might be a strategic move to mitigate property tax reassessment, particularly when transferring property to the next generation. We’ll delve into the nuances of LLCs, California property tax laws, and […]

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Crucial Differences Between Executor of a Will & Trustee

When it comes to estate planning, there are two important roles that people often confuse: executor and trustee. Many individuals use these terms interchangeably, but they serve distinct purposes in managing and distributing assets after someone’s passing. Understanding the fundamental differences between these roles is essential for ensuring the smooth execution of an individual’s final […]

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Top Mistakes Made When Managing Aging Parents’ Affairs

As our parents age, it becomes essential to address the complexities of managing their affairs. From estate planning to healthcare decisions, these tasks can be daunting and emotionally challenging. Many families may find themselves unprepared, leading to critical mistakes that can have long-lasting consequences.  Mistake #1: Procrastinating Estate Planning One of the most significant mistakes […]

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What are the Dangers of a POA or a Conservatorship?

As we age, it’s important to plan for the possibility that we may lose the ability to make our own decisions. A power of attorney (POA) and a conservatorship are two legal tools that can help ensure that our wishes are carried out if we become incapacitated. While these mechanisms serve a vital purpose, it […]

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Disinheriting an Heir: What You Should Know

John, a successful entrepreneur in San Jose, is planning his estate. He has two children: Lisa, a successful surgeon, and Sam, a young adult with special needs. For various reasons, including Lisa’s financial independence and Sam’s unique situation, John is contemplating disinheriting Lisa from his estate. The Importance of Estate Planning Estate planning is a […]

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