Prince Died Without A Will

By | May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Musician-extraordinaire Prince (aka Prince Rogers Nelson) died last week without a Last Will & Testament (much less a trust). His [...]

Tell Social Security When Your Spouse Dies

By | April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tip: When your spouse dies, don't pretend they are still alive in order to collect their Social Security.  Local residents [...]

“Remodeling” Your Estate Plan

By | April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Estate planning documents like wills and trusts are very similar to your home. After you move in and get everything [...]

The One Minute Gay Estate Planning Checkup

By | March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Take one minute to figure out if you need a "checkup" with a gay estate planning lawyer. If you answer "No" [...]

New Assisted Suicide Law in California

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Beginning in June 2016, California has a new law allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally [...]

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

By | March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

No one wants to think about death or taxes, but these are facts of life. Here are five common errors [...]

Inherited IRAs and Required Minimum Distributions

By | March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Are you going to inherit an IRA from a spouse, parent or other loved one? Thinking about leaving yours to [...]

What Will Happen To Your Pets If You Die? Estate Planning for Pets

By | March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Even a well-drafted will or trust can frequently overlook some of our most important family members, our pets. Shelter employees [...]

5 Steps To Avoid Family Fighting After You Die

By | March 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Family fights after the death of a loved one can be ugly, ripping apart family bonds built over a lifetime. [...]

Do I Need A Trust?

By | March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Can I get by with just a Last Will & Testament or do I need a Living Trust? This is [...]