Asset protection has become a common goal of estate planning. Asset protection trusts come in many different forms and can be used to protect property for your use and benefit as well as for the benefit of your family. In this issue you will learn how you can easily integrate asset protection trusts into your […]
It seems that most of the time that we hear about prenuptial agreements, it’s when some celebrity split is splashed across the tabloids. What you don’t usually hear about are the Orange County prenup lawyers who are charged with making sure the stars are covered in the case of a high-profile divorce. The “prenup,” as […]
Estate planning attorneys have the important job of educating their clients on how to handle “digital assets” in the event of a person’s death or incapacity, and then helping the client document such wishes in a will or trust. Whether it’s an email account, blog, collection of domain names, hosting accounts, apps, ebooks, etc., a […]
Newport Beach trust lawyers are abuzz following a recent US Supreme Court decision that will have big implications for clients. The fact that these professionals keep up-to-date on legislation and court decisions that affect their clients is one of the most important reasons not only to hire an estate planning lawyer in the first place, […]
We’ve pretty much all heard about “bucket lists,” but that term can take on a little bit of a different meaning when you’re an Orange County estate planning lawyer. We deal with the reality every day that life is fleeting, and it’s our goal to help clients to maximize what they are able to leave […]
Estate planning lawyers in Orange County help California residents to make all kinds of decisions based on federal, state, and local laws. From what to do with property to who will become a child’s guardian, there is no shortage of topics that should be considered. One of the areas that you will likely want to […]
When an Orange County elder lawyer’s clients enter a hospital or other medical facility, they have the peace of mind that comes from knowing their healthcare wishes will be made clear to the staff. This is because the attorney and the client were able to sit down and go through various situations and scenarios to put together a personalized healthcare directive. When you don’t have one of these in place, the hospital will likely ask you to use their forms to create something similar.
Whether you’re famous or not, you may have reasons for wanting your private information to stay—well—private. Unfortunately, when your estate goes through the probate process in Orange County, there is little to no privacy afforded to you or your loved ones.
Any trust and estates lawyer in Newport Beach can tell you that they have to ask their clients a lot of very uncomfortable questions. Who really wants to think about their own mortality and contemplate what life will be like for their families after their own death? But, by facing these thoughts and questions, you are actually able to have far more of a say in what will happen than you would by avoiding the topic altogether.
Last year’s uncertainty about the future of the estate and gift tax caused many people to put their estate planning on hold. Now that the clouds have lifted and Congress has given us clarity, there is simply no reason for anyone to delay in implementing these five estate planning essentials.