Estate Planning

Plan for your future today. Learn the specific estate planning documents you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Living Trust: Trustor vs. Trustee

Are you thinking about setting up a living trust? If so, you need to understand the difference between the trustor and trustee, how the two are…

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I've Been Named the Executor of a Will. Now What?

The executor of a will is responsible for carrying out a deceased loved one's wishes. If someone named you the executor, you'll need to learn more…

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Pros and Cons of Having a Co-Executor of a Will

Should you designate more than one person to handle your estate after you pass? Before you decide, find out some of the benefits and drawbacks.

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The Basics of Probate Accounting in California

California has some very specific guidelines regarding probate accounting. Are you acquainted with all of the responsibilities of an estate trustee…

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How We Can Learn from Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Will

Change is a part of life. But sometimes, people forget that when it comes to estate planning.

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Last Wills of Former U.S. Presidents

From minimum wage workers to the president of the United States, everyone should have a will. Many individuals can make a will themselves. People who…

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Estate Planning: Gifting Unrelated Caregivers

What does the law say about leaving money or property to caregivers or friends who aren't related to you?

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Without a Will, What Will Happen to Zappos CEO's Fortune?

Without a will in place, the fate of the former Zappos CEO's fortune is now in the hands of the courts.

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Transferring Power of Attorney

Transferring power of attorney from one person to another isn't always possible, but it can be done under a specific set of circumstances.

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Do You Even Need a Last Will?

A will can give you great peace of mind and make things easier on your loved ones left behind, but do you really need one?

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