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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trusts In The Age Of Trump: Time To Re-Engineer Your Estate Plan

By Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes Staff

The federal tax overhaul just doubled the amount of wealth you can pass to heirs estate-tax-free--without using any trusts or planning gimmicks. Yet rather than looking for a new specialty, top trust lawyers are positively giddy about the opportunities created by the law President Trump signed three days before Christmas.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What California Wildfire Victims Should Know About Insurance And Loss Of Use

 by Megan Gorman, Forbes 

When California insurance broker Chris Thorndike awoke on Friday morning, he was besieged with an unusual amount of voicemail and inbox messages with the ominous title “Wildfire Updates”. From that moment on, Thorndike, who is President of NorthStar Risk Management & Insurance in Walnut Creek, California worked to help 15 of his clients under mandatory evacuation in the Malibu and Thousand Oaks area understand how their insurance would help them as the fires played out.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

Preparing Your Children For Inheritance

How do you prepare your children to receive an inheritance?  What can you do now to make them better money managers?  Passing your legacy to your children requires acknowledgement of family values and fiscal preparation, early on.  


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Thanksgiving Table Is The Perfect Forum To Discuss Estate Planning

By Cori A. Robinson, Esq., Above The Law

Link to original article here.

Thanksgiving traditionally includes football, family, and fowl. In my opinion, it should also include estate planning. By this I do not mean deposing your parents at the dinner table about their long-term investments or interrogating Grandma about the contents of her vault. I do encourage, however, general conversations about taking care of one’s stuff(ing).

In addition to expressing thanks for all that you have in this world, take the opportunity, while your loved ones are relegated to one table, to discuss, or at least investigate, the following topics that will surely give them pumpkin to talk about.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Places That Will Take Care of Your Pet If Something Happens to You

by Kristin Hunt, Everplans

It’s currently estimated that only 9% of people with Wills include provisions for their cats, dogs, or exotic birds. And unless you already have a sibling or friend who’s explicitly pledged to look after Pawudrey Hepburn, that could leave your pet in limbo if something serious happens to you.



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Friday, October 19, 2018

Cryptocurrency & Cryptoassets: The Modernization of Currency

Cryptocurrency is the latest financial innovation for exchanging assets.  What is it?  How is it acquired?  Can you incorporate into your estate plan?  


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

 by Richard Harroch, Forbes

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others.


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How to Find the Right Legacy Planning Attorney for You.

Are you thinking about creating an estate plan or restating your existing plan?  Are you trying to find where to start and who to represent you in assisting with this?  This week, we discuss how you can find the right legacy planner for you.  


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Estate Planning Is Dead

by Daniel Scott, Forbes

July 26, 2018 Link to Original Article 

Estate planning is dead. Gone are the days of creating legal structures to hold your assets, pass your fortune on to the next generation and, of course, avoid paying estate taxes. Gone are the days of planning for your death. It’s time to plan for your life.



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Monday, September 10, 2018

Intro to Probate: What Is Probate?

Understanding the Probate process emphasizes that proper estate planning is vital!  This week, we give you an introduction to Probate, what it is and what it entails.  


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Friday, August 31, 2018

Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes - UPDATE: Aretha Franklin Did Not Have a Will!

 Aretha Franklin's recent passing brought to light another celebrity estate lacking the proper protection planning to avoid probate.  We have provided a reminder checklist to prevent this from happening to you and your family.     


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