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Why Seniors Need to Be Careful With Deed Transfers

It is not uncommon for elderly homeowners to sign deed transfers giving their homes to a child (or children) in hopes of reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate or to protect the home in case of long-term care claims.  However, this can be a clumsy – and potentially disastrous — way of trying to accomplish these […]

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Take These Steps to Ensure Your California Will Is Valid

The wills of two celebrities who recently died – Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker – illustrate the importance of keeping your will up to date.  Hoffman died with a 2004 will that left out his two youngest daughters; Walker’s will had not been updated since he created it in 2001. Reviewing your will when […]

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Can Changes Be Made to an Estate Plan After Death?

Building in flexibility into your California estate plan, which includes naming secondary beneficiaries, is an important aspect of creating a comprehensive estate plan.  Still, many people wonder if there is another way that an estate plan can be amended to pass assets to another, even after the estate owner has died. The answer is yes […]

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A Life Estate Lets You Pass on Your Home and Avoid Probate

A recent Wall Street Journal article examined one way that heirs can inherit real estate while avoiding the cost and hassle of probate through the use of an estate planning tool known as a life estate. A life estate is a deed that allows the real estate owner to remain in his or her home […]

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