How to Handle International Assets and Property in Your Sacramento County Estate Planning

Often, when we think of someone having property overseas, we think of George Clooney and his Italian villa or Richard Branson and his private island. However, plenty of everyday Americans own property or assets in other countries, and it may become part of their estates when they pass on. There are special considerations to keep […]

Rebuilding Communities: How to Designate a Charitable Gift through Your Sacramento Estate Plan

This tragic hurricane season and other disasters have taken a toll on many parts of the United States and the Caribbean. They have also taken a toll on the charitable organizations that step in when a crisis hits.  As a will and trust lawyer in Sacramento, it is gratifying to meet with clients who want […]

Folsom Will Lawyer Offers Essential Estate Planning Considerations for Parents

Being a responsible parent is usually associated with car seats, safety gear, homework reminders for grade schoolers and trying to decide whether or not your teenager is responsible enough to drive to school on his or her own. Creating an estate plan for those children is not something we usually associate with responsible parenting, but, […]

Sacramento Estate Planning Lawyer: Pet Trusts…They’re Not Just for the Rich and Famous

Not too long ago, a person who decided to leave an inheritance behind for their pet might be considered eccentric, to say the least. Take, for example, the case of Leona Helmsley: when she died in 2007, she left her dog Trouble an inheritance worth $12 million. While there may have been other factors weighing […]

Folsom Will Lawyer: A Life Estate Can Prevent Your New Spouse and Adult Kids from Fighting Over Your House When You’re Gone

A common concern for those who have remarried is that they still want to leave the bulk of their estate to their adult children without abandoning their current spouse. The solution? Create a life estate. A life estate is a tenancy that allows a person to use a property for the rest of their natural […]

Estate Lawyer in Folsom: What Happens if I Don’t Have a Will?

Dying intestate, or without a will, is very common. If you die without a will, your property will go through Sacramento County probate and is then distributed according to California’s intestacy laws. Intestacy laws govern intestate property. They go into effect unless there is a valid will to testify to the deceased’s wishes or an […]

Folsom Estate Planning Lawyers: 3 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Recent studies have shown that only a little more than half of all Americans have a Will or Trust document in place to direct their estate after they pass away, and that the vast majority of those documents have not been updated in the last five years. Even worse, it’s been reported that most adult […]

Sacramento Estate Planning Attorney: What’s the Difference Between an Executor and a Power of Attorney?

One of the many questions Sacramento estate planning lawyers get asked is “how long is a Power of Attorney in effect?” The answer to that question is complicated in the beginning, but very simple at the end: depending on what type of Power of Attorney you have, it may be in effect as soon as […]

Ask a Folsom Estate Planning Lawyer: “I Just Discovered a Long-Lost Sister. Can She Inherit Dad’s Estate?”

This may sound like a situation for a movie, but our Folsom estate planning lawyers have actually received a few calls like these. A long-lost child appears after the death of their parent. This is an alarming situation for so many reasons, but people often wonder if that child has a claim against the deceased’s […]

Folsom Estate Attorney Warns About Leaving Vacation Homes to Heirs

If you have a vacation home, whether it’s located here in California or in another state, you may want to leave it to your heirs after you pass away. But, what you think is a wonderful gift can turn into their worst nightmare if you are not careful. Here are three critical questions that a […]

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