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What Are the 5 Components of Estate Planning?

2022-05-15T16:38:54+00:00May 15th, 2022|

When some people think about what they want to leave to their loved ones after they are gone, they believe that preparing a will is the only step they must take, and most shy away from the idea of “estate [...]

How Long Does Probate Usually Take in California?

2022-05-15T16:33:46+00:00May 14th, 2022|

In some cases, the probate process in California can take as little as nine months, but that is rare. It typically takes anywhere from half a year to eighteen months, and complicated cases may take as long as two years [...]

What Is the Difference Between Chapter 11 and Chapter 7?

2021-07-21T21:49:51+00:00June 14th, 2021|

What Is the Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? Filing for bankruptcy is an important decision that can help you avoid your creditors’ collection activities and regain control over your finances. However, it is a serious and complex [...]

Is It Really Worth It to File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

2021-06-07T19:17:05+00:00May 4th, 2021|

The word “bankruptcy” tends to carry negative connotations for many Americans, as the term signifies severe financial hardship. The reality is that bankruptcy filing can provide valuable relief from debt collection and allow some debtors to avoid foreclosure and asset [...]

What Will I Lose if I File Chapter 7?

2022-01-27T16:01:53+00:00April 4th, 2021|

While most people never expect to face overwhelming debt, millions of Americans file for bankruptcy every year to navigate insurmountable financial obligations that completely control their lives. Between harassing phone calls from creditors and severely mounting bills, filing for bankruptcy [...]

Do I Need a Lawyer to Do a Trust?

2021-04-08T13:21:26+00:00March 3rd, 2021|

It’s important for everyone to think carefully about their estate, especially in the face of ill health or in advanced age. While you probably have some ideas as to how you would prefer to distribute your assets to your loved [...]

What Is the Main Purpose of Estate Planning?

2021-03-29T15:04:53+00:00February 10th, 2021|

Do you have confidence that your family will have easy access to your assets and property after your death? An Orange County estate planning lawyer is a fantastic resource if you are ready to start developing your own estate plan [...]

How Do You Avoid Probate?

2021-03-29T14:57:50+00:00February 9th, 2021|

Probate is the legal process of transferring a deceased individual’s ownership rights upon their death. When the deceased person has no estate plan, will, trust, or other formal documents in place outlining their final wishes, the probate process is a [...]

What Is the Purpose of a Probate?

2022-01-27T16:12:12+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Whenever a person dies and leaves behind property and assets, the probate process is the legal process of distributing ownership over these assets to the deceased’s beneficiaries. Probate is a commonly misunderstood process, and it’s important to know what to [...]

California Proposition 19: How it Affects Property Tax

2021-03-11T22:15:07+00:00November 25th, 2020|

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the California voters passed Proposition 19 which will have a significant effect on everyone's ability to transfer the current property tax assessment to your children or, in some cases, your grandchildren. Proposition 19 had two [...]

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