The rise of social media has brought with it several new estate planning tools and considerations. Many estate planners are now actively advising their clients on their online identity information and password storage. One company is capitalizing on this emerging trend—Willook, an Isr
Having a great business idea is just the first step in creating a small business. Almost as important is choosing the best business form to protect your business, your family, and your assets. In California, there are six primary business forms: The corporation. The limited liabilit
A common estate planning goal for many California residents is probate avoidance. Probate can be costly and time consuming for surviving family members. It can also make the passing of a loved one even more difficult than it already is. But what are the costs and burdens of probate? T
Concerned California parents often ask how they can protect and care for their minor children after they die. The biggest worry, of course, is the issue of the child’s custody and care. No parent wants their child to be orphaned and helpless. So how is the custody of minor children
In California, a conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a court appoints a person to protect and care for another person or their estate. The person appointed by the court is called the “conservator” and they owe duties to the person whose lives or estate they manage—called th
If you’re interested in planning for your estate, you’ve probably heard the term “probate.” But what exactly is probate and why do we have it in California? You probably have a lot of questions about this process. I have discussed a number of these below: If yo
A revocable living trust (also called a living trust or a revocable trust) is an important part of many comprehensive estate plans, but how do you create one? What are the necessary elements required to form a valid revocable trust in California? With any legal document, it is importa
Have you considered what will happen if you can no longer make medical decisions for yourself due to a sudden illness or injury? An advance health care directive drafted by an attorney can solve many of the problems that you and your loved ones will face. An advance health care direct
Quasi-contracts in California can be a complicated concept because they require an understanding of several related topics. Very simply, a “quasi-contract” is another way of saying that a contract is implied by law. So, what does this mean? Well, contracts can be divided into three ma
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