Should an Executor be Paid a Fee for Handling an Estate? } Fair Oaks Estate Attorney

After the death of a loved one, there is quite a bit of work to be done. Most of the financial work will be handled by the executor named by the deceased in their will or trust. These tasks can involve gathering and securing the deceased’s assets and household belongings, paying debts and taxes, filling […]

Medi-Cal Changes the Rules Making It a Bit Easier to Keep Your Assets

Our Sacramento Elder Law attorneys have written many articles on this site about how you must surrender, or spend-down your assets in order to qualify for Medi-Cal. You can learn more about Medi-Cal planning here.  Well, here in California, things are changing – and this time the changes are in your favor! There have been […]

Do I Need A New Estate Plan If I Move to a New State?

  If I had to pick one question that I am asked the most, I’d have to say this one ranks way up there… Do I need a new estate plan if I move out of California? Just like the answer to most estate planning questions, the answer is “it depends.” However, this one has […]

Folsom Will Attorney: 5 Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for Your Kids

  Choosing a legal guardian who can raise your kids if you are unexpectedly incapacitated or pass away can be a daunting and difficult challenge.  There are many things to take into account such as parenting styles and the potential guardian’s ability to love and take care of your children.   These are just some […]

Parents Died Within 24 Hours – Was There A Plan?

I read this story a while ago, but I was thinking about it today. In 2016, the young parents of six children died within 24 hours of each other.  The mother died unexpectedly from a blood clot and the father died 24 hours later as a result of a heart attack. Many feel that the […]

When Does A Power of Attorney in California Expire?

A Power of Attorney is a legal device that is used to give someone the power to act on your behalf if you are unable to.  For example, if you have Alzheimer’s disease, there is a possibility that you will get to the point where it is no longer possible for you to make decisions. […]

Sacramento County Wills and Trusts Lawyer: How to Handle Underage Beneficiaries

Many grandparents wish to leave a legacy behind for their grandchildren; however, they may run into some issues if those children are underage. A Sacramento County Wills and Trusts attorney can help you determine what the best options are for leaving assets to underage beneficiaries, whether those assets are held in a Will or Trust, […]

Digital Assets: California is Moving in the Right Direction

Good news! California is taking steps toward putting a legal framework in place for handling digital assets after someone passes away.  I’ve been talking to you for years about including digital assets in your estate plan and now the law is catching up. Digital assets such as email accounts, social media online, and even online […]

Sacramento Estate Planning for Blended Families

Many people are familiar with this common horror story: a parent remarries later in life to a person with a family of his or her own; when the parent passes away, their estate goes entirely to their new spouse through the laws of intestacy. When the new spouse then dies, the cumulative estate goes to […]

Grandma Needs To Change Her Trust – Special Considerations for Grandparents of Special Needs Children

Many loving, well-meaning grandparents have estate plans that are ticking time-bombs for their special needs grandchildren. They think they are doing the right thing by creating a trust for their grandchild with disabilities to ensure that they get the highest level of care after they and the child’s parents are gone. This could be a […]

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