A sad situation presented itself a few weeks ago.  A funeral director was demanding that all the children of a recently deceased client consent to a cremation. One of the children was out of the country permanently, and could not be reached. Fortunately I was able to convince the lawyer for the funeral home that…

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Major life events, such a divorces, deaths, and marriages are always hectic, and they always leave lots of details to be handled.  One detail that should not be overlooked is dealing with titles to real estate.  After such an event it is important to review with an attorney the most current deeds to all real…

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The wording on Real Estate Deeds is critical.  This is true whether you are using a trust based plan or otherwise.  Our most recent case in this office involved a situation where single Mom bought a new home.  She elected to title the home as Mom and Daughter.  When Mom died a few weeks ago Daughter assumed,…

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The ability to name a Guardian for minor children is an important benefit of creating an estate plan. For some people the person/people to name is obvious. Others struggle with the decision. California Attorney Darlynn Morgan has written a very helpful post with some thoughts and considerations concerning this matter. If you are having trouble,…

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