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A Tale of Caution Involving a Holographic Will

My dad always said that wisdom is learning from other people’s mistakes – it’s cheaper than learning from your own mistakes.  Here is a classic example to learn from: the estate of Estelle Elsa Manwell, from El Dorado County.  Ms. Manwell was well to do – according to court documents she owned real estate in Contra Costa and El Dorado County worth $1,238,848. Ms. Manwell must have known...

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An estate plan is not for…

We spend a lot of time here discussing what an estate plan is, and who needs one.  Not everyone needs an estate plan though.  If you are curious about whether you need an estate plan or not, read on… The young Minors don’t typically have estate’s that they can control.  Their parents have the ability to direct their assets and health care until they become adults.  Once your child reaches...

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What Does Probate Cost?

There is a misconception out there that estate taxes are what trusts are there to avoid. In reality, the big expense for most children inheriting from their parents is probate. You can save your heirs a lot of money and time by having a proper plan in place. What is probate? First of all, what is probate? Probate is the official court supervised process of distributing the “estate” of a person...

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