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Legal Checklist for New Parents: Essential Documents and Decisions

May 08, 2024 01:05 pm by LawInc Staff

Becoming a new parent is an exciting milestone, but it also comes with important legal responsibilities. Having the right documents in place and making key decisions helps protect your growing family....

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Finding the Right Wills and Trusts Lawyer in Los Angeles: Key Questions

May 03, 2024 09:05 am by LawInc Staff

Planning for the future involves difficult decisions about assets, healthcare and guardianship. Navigating complex estate laws amidst life’s uncertainties requires expert guidance. Top wills and trusts attorneys across Los Angeles...

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Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trust: Choosing the Right One for Your Legacy & Taxes

April 24, 2024 10:04 am by LawInc Staff

Revocable and irrevocable trusts both offer estate planning benefits, but have important differences in terms of flexibility, control and tax consequences. Understanding the nuances between the two types of trusts...

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What is a California Revocable Living Trust?

January 06, 2024 04:01 pm by LawInc Staff

Revocable Living Trusts represent important estate planning instruments that allow individuals to detail asset distribution wishes, designate trustees and provide instructions for beneficiaries. This comprehensive guide on California Revocable Trusts...

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Digital Assets in Wills and Trusts: Navigating the New Frontier

December 21, 2023 12:12 pm by LawInc Staff

As personal lives and financial transactions increasingly digitize, valuable online assets accumulate warranting legacy planning consideration. However, adequately accounting for evolving digital properties through standard estate documents poses novel challenges...

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12 Estate Planning Mistakes in California

December 07, 2023 10:12 am by LawInc Staff

With rising costs of probate and complex processes involved in estate administration after one’s passing, proper estate planning is more critical than ever for Californians. However, nearly 60% of Americans...

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Estate Planning for Entrepreneurs: Mistakes to Avoid

November 27, 2023 09:11 pm by LawInc Staff

As an entrepreneur, you have worked tirelessly to build your business and establish your professional legacy. Protecting what you have created should be a priority not only for your own...

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10 Estate Planning Benefits in California

November 17, 2023 03:11 pm by LawInc Staff

Estate planning is crucial for California residents to protect assets and prepare for the future. Proper estate planning provides immense benefits for you and your loved ones. With about $1 trillion...

Digital Estate Planning and the Online Afterlife

June 15, 2015 03:06 pm by Brent Lightfoot

Ghosts really do exist, at least online. Given the close resemblance between traditional Western narratives of the afterlife and the verbiage of cloud computing, it’s not surprising that digital ghosts...

Robin Williams' Trust Bans Use of His Image for 25 Years

March 31, 2015 05:03 pm by Sheren Javdan

The Robin Williams Trust, filed Wednesday as an exhibit in connection with the division of his personal property, reveals that the late actor decided to prohibit the use of his likeness for...