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Three reasons to estate plan as a young adult

One commonly made mistake during the estate planning process is thinking that it’s only meant for those who are in the later years of their life. Those who hold this belief end up procrastinating in the creation of their estate plan, which then puts them, their estate, and their loved

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Mediation may help Bay Area residents resolve divorces

Mediation is one way that Californians who are divorcing can finalize their dissolution outside of court. Basically, the way mediation works is that both sides will meet with another person called a mediator. The mediator is a trained attorney or other qualified professional. Their job is not to decide anything but

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Why might I consider setting up a revocable trust?

There are many reasons why a Bay Area resident might decide to set up a revocable trust as part of their estate plan. To review, a Californian may set up a revocable trust while they are still alive. They then can move all or part of their wealth into the trust by

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Dads need to understand fathers’ rights in California

When Californians talk about fathers’ rights, they could be referring to a common belief that California family courts will award custody to a child’s mother almost automatically. There may have been some truth to this belief several decades ago. However, such is no longer the case in California. In a child

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Basic will requirements in California

Many people create a will to specify who will be getting their assets when the pass away. However, if the will does not meet state requirements, a probate court may determine the will to be invalid and therefore, unenforceable. An estate planning attorney or other professional can help you draft your will

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