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Per Stirpes Definition with Infographic, Charts, and Examples

Distributing an estate “per stirpes” can have a significant impact on how downline generations receive their distributions. If a child dies. . .

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Understanding Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Notes

An expert guide to finding, reading, and understanding Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Notes. This post uses real life examples of probate notes to . . .

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Coronavirus: The Only Paper That Should Concern You Is Your Estate Plan

55% of Americans do not have an Estate Plan. With that statistic fresh in my mind, I looked at recent Coronavirus statistics. I was shocked. . .

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7 Advantages of a Revocable Living Trust That You Need to Know

I’ve been an estate planning lawyer for 8 years and I’ve distilled my knowledge into 7 must know advantages of a revocable living trust. They are . . .

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What is Probate and Why Avoid It?

Both lawyers and non-lawyers often ask, what is probate? In this post I will answer this question and demonstrate why you should avoid probate.