Category Archives for Trusts and Estates

Can I just do my Estate Plan online?

Yesterday a caller asked me, “Can I just do it online?”; and yes there are many online services that will prepare Wills and Trusts. I have reviewed several of these programs and for a fee will review a document you prepare yourself. I have seen documents prepared by various online services, and been to probate […]

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Why are Living Trusts called “Living Trusts”?

At my recent Seminar one of the questions was “Why are Living Trusts called “Living Trusts”? The person who asked is very intelligent and it is a really good question especially since Living Trusts focus on planning for what happens to your estate when you die, avoiding probate and taxes. The term Living Trust has […]

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Holiday Real Estate Plans

As the holiday season approaches, we anticipate joyous family gatherings, great food, holiday merriment, and…estate planning? While it may seem like a taboo topic for a fireside chat, estate planning is critically important, and the holidays can present the perfect time to get things in motion. Here at The Law Offices of Martha Patterson, our […]

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The Law Has Changed Time to Update the Trust

Law Gavel and Books

As I write this a New Tax Law has just been passed. After spending over 5 hours reading about the new law, the one thing I know is that like all laws whether or not you can benefit from any tax law is based upon your ability to find help in knowing how to make […]

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Estate Planning

One thing you can count on is that nothing is certain. Did you know that without simple documents in place to protect you and your family in the event of the unexpected, decisions will be made for you? If you die without a Will, the State has a plan for you. More often than not, […]

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Trust Administration: The First and Most Important Step

Trust administration is a necessary process that occurs after the death of either one or both settlors. To protect the successor trustees, there are many things that must be done to ensure proper administration. Fortunately, working with an attorney for trust administration is a straightfprobate attorney burbank caorward process that will give the successor trustees […]

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