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Trusts

Trusts and dogs: Planning an estate to include a pet

Many people in California go to great lengths to document their wishes concerning distribution of assets after they die. Some, however, overlook the need to provide for their pets. Careful estate planning is a worthwhile endeavor that helps protect an estate owner's...

Revocable trusts may create false sense of security

Asset protection and minimization of financial risk are important estate planning topics addressed by many in California. Included in many plans are revocable trusts, which some consider a means of asset protection, while others say this is not the case. Because such...

Avoiding complications in estate planning

Many people in California and elsewhere do not realize the importance of planning their estates. There are countless stories of those who have died without having done any estate planning, thus wreaking havoc, chaos and stress among family members in the weeks and...

Managing property in California through trusts

Many California residents develop thorough estate plans to protect their assets and provide for their loved ones' future financial security. Some include trusts as a means of managing their property, in the event that they should no longer be able to do so because of...

A California resident can choose from many trusts

  A will might not be enough for many California residents to meet their estate-planning goals. A trust might provide a better way to distribute their property and take care of their loved ones even after death. Fortunately, there are a variety of trusts from...

What do trusts do?

  Many California residents know that a will is needed in order to dispose of their property upon death. However, this might not be the most efficient, cost effective or desirable way to transfer their property to heirs and beneficiaries due to a variety of...