Tag Archives: San Mateo

The Probate Court Process; What Constitutes a Proper Will; Contested Wills

The most important message we like to communicate about probate court is that it should be avoided at all costs – under most circumstances. We recently discussed this issue on our weekly radio and web broadcast on KDOW 1220 AM, … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston Update; IRS Publishes “Fresh Start” for Struggling Taxpayers; California Residency

We are in the heart of tax season, so naturally we have recently been addressing many related issues. We wish we had time to discuss them all on our weekly radio and web broadcast on KDOW 1220 AM, and then … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Special Assets: Family Business, Out of State Assets, Companion Animals, Trustee Duties

When we have previously discussed estate planning, we’ve primarily focused on situations that involve the basics of how to handle real estate or liquid assets like stocks and bonds, so your beneficiaries receive as much as possible of your estate … Continue reading

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Community Property vs. Separate Property in California: Why the Facebook IPO Makes This Topic Relevant

It is fairly well-known that one of the primary reasons for divorce is a downturn in a married couple’s financial situation. The hardship of survival without enough money to pay your bills will put a strain on even the happiest … Continue reading

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Special Needs Trusts for Children and Elderly Require Careful Estate Planning and Long-Term Financial Considerations

As a part of our recent focus on trusts and estates, the topic of our most recent radio program on Saturday afternoon was Special Needs Trusts, which are becoming a much more frequent part of family estate plans. We covered … Continue reading

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