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Archives for August 2013

2013 California Estate Planning for Registered Domestic Partners

Equal Treatment of California Same-Sex Couples The landscape of 2013 California Estate Planning schemes for registered domestic partners forever changed in June 2013 when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the┬áDefense of Marriage Act (DOMA)┬áthat defined marriage as between a man and a woman for federal law purposes. What does this mean? […]

Estate Planning Attorney Guide for Retirement

Financial Curve Striking Players Out After the Game Ends It’s the ninth inning. Two outs. Bases loaded. Full count. Down by three. You’re at bat. The pitch. Hit! It could be. Going. Going… Whatever the sport, this “game-winning” scenario is played-out in the minds of millions of American youth. While most of us will never […]

Top Celebrity Estate Planning Disasters: Gandolfini’s Will Sparking Debate

You Talkin’ to Me..? Forget About It! Recent articles claim that James Gandolfini, known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series “Sopranos,” is the newest star to be added to a long list of celebrity estate planning disasters. Did Gandolfini mess-up his will, making him another poster-boy for celebrity […]

Estate Planning Checklist for Californians: How to Live & Die with Confidence

Time to Pull the Trigger You’ve been meaning to get your estate affairs in order for some time now. It’s been hard to pull the trigger though. The problem. You’re unsure what you need. Further, you don’t know who to trust. The law’s confusing and constantly changing too, so you can’t do this alone. You […]