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What Every Westlake Village Resident Should Know About Setting Up a Life Estate in Ventura County

Most people are familiar with the term “life estate” as a way to give someone “life rights” to a property. While a life estate does accomplish this goal, setting up [...]

2020-08-17T16:42:50+00:00August 28, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

My Loved One with Disabilities Has Died. What Happens to The Funds Leftover in a Special Needs Trust in Ventura County , California?

A Special Needs Trust in (SNT) is a complex legal tool set up on behalf of a person with special needs or disabilities. The SNT allows a beneficiary with special [...]

2020-08-14T16:47:31+00:00August 14, 2020|Special Needs Planning|0 Comments

Three Famous People Who Left a Legal Mess for Their Families When They Died | Westlake Village Will Lawyers

Did you know that more than half of all adults in America do not have a Last Will and Testament? That number is even fewer when it comes to Revocable [...]

2020-08-15T13:44:35+00:00July 29, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Ventura County Probate Lawyer: How to Handle an Out-of-State Probate During COVID-19

As we continue on in this time of social distancing and, in some communities, shelter-in-place, more and more people are faced with a difficult situation: handling out-of-state probate proceedings after [...]

2020-08-15T13:38:08+00:00July 22, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Thousand Oaks Estate Planning Lawyers: How to Avoid Probate with Joint Accounts and Beneficiaries

There are several strategies available that Thousand Oaks estate planning lawyers use to help seniors and their families avoid lengthy and costly probate proceedings, including adding other people as joint [...]

2020-08-15T13:32:20+00:00July 15, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate|0 Comments

Worried your children will be unmotivated after receiving an inheritance? Thousand Oaks Trust Lawyers encourage parents to consider this estate planning tool.

Self-made billionaire Warren Buffet once famously said, “Leave your children enough money so they can do anything, but not enough that they don't have to do anything.” Commodore Vanderbilt's grandson, [...]

2020-04-24T17:45:12+00:00April 30, 2020|Estate Planning, Trusts|0 Comments

Ventura County Probate Lawyers: What To Do After a Loved One Dies

When a loved one passes away, the grief is often overwhelming and exhausting. Your emotional state may make it nearly impossible to carry on basic functions like sleeping or eating. [...]

2020-04-24T18:00:26+00:00April 24, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate|0 Comments
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