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Last Will

How to write last will testament before die?

You can view a sample of the Last Will and Testament by following this link and clicking on “view sample” underneath the blue start bar - https://www.legalzoom.com/personal/estate-planning/last-will-and- testament-overview.html To discuss your specific situation, I recommend you schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Colorado I have an existing legal zoom will. I would like to change some beneficieries. How would I do this?

Generally, if you would like to make some changes to your existing Last Will and Testament, you can either create a codicil (an amendment) to your Will or create a new Will. Codicil or a new Will must be executed in the presence of two witnesses. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Trust

Can I place coop shares in a living trust?

Yes, you can add shares of the Corporation to your Living Trust. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can inherited ira’s be placed in a trust?

Yes, inherited IRA can be placed in a Living Trust. However, we don't recommend on doing that because you can just designate direct beneficiaries on IRAs and other retirement accounts which will simplify the process. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Estate Plan Bundle

Does california require documents to be notarized?

Requirements for signing can vary based on the state and the document. LegalZoom includes detailed instructions in your final package so you’ll know what steps are needed.

I have a will completed by a georgia attorney, however, it needs to be updated; can I update it with legal zoom documents?

While we cannot make changes to documents created by someone else, we make it simple to create new documents which reflect your changed circumstances and the most current state requirements. Once you have created documents through LegalZoom, we offer a simple revision process to accommodate any future changes in your life.

Power of Attorney

Calif - do I need to have a notary sign/witness the financial poa for my mother or is it just the 2 witnesses that sign?

The signature requirements for a POA are EITHER a notary OR two witnesses above the age of 18 who do not benefit from the POA. You do not need both.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

My husband has been taking chemo he also has afib.. Hes going through. A procedure for afib.. Hes 85 should I get poa??

It would certainly be in your best interest to have a POA in a situation like this in case your husband becomes unable to handle his own financial affairs.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Real Estate Deed Transfer

California if I do a living trust can I still sell my home if the need arises and what is the process?

If you do a revocable living trust (which is what LegalZoom provides), you would have full control over whatever assets are within the trust. So, yes, you would have the ability to sell the home. The process would be the same as selling a home outside of the trust, except the escrow company or buyers may require additional documentation (usually a Certification of Trust, which is a short form version of the trust) to prove that the trust is a valid trust. Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

California. My home was quitclaimed to include myself and my kids. This was done to protect my investment. I want to now do another quitclaim to remove the kids which they are all in agreement of. Do I just do another quitclaim with you, we all sign and have notarized and then file? Trying to take care of this as simply as possible.

Yes, you will need to create and execute (sign in front of the notary) another Quitclaim deed or Grand deed to transfer property from your children back to your name. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Will