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5 Key Elements of an Estate Plan in California

Estate planning is important, not only to you but to your loved ones. Proper planning can protect you should you become incapacitated at some point, and it can be beneficial for your family should something happen to you suddenly. Here are the five key elements of an effective estate plan.

3 Types of Contract Disputes

Disputes often arise when a contract is not properly drafted and reviewed. However, even the most careful of contracts can come under scrutiny when a problem arises. Let’s take a look at three types of contract disputes that frequently occur.

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Advance Healthcare Directives in CA

An important part of estate planning is executing an advance healthcare directive (AHCD). We’re about to address the three most frequently asked questions about ACHDs so you can make informed decisions.

Executors – Watch Out for these 3 Estate Investing Mistakes


The executor of a will may be called upon to manage probate assets that include cash as well as stocks and bonds. It can be easy to make some common mistakes and end up in a legal battle with heirs of the estate. Here are three faux pas to watch out for when managing probate assets.

Step 1 to Filing a Lawsuit

When a person is harmed, often the only sensible means by which he or she can be made whole is to initiate legal proceedings against the wrongdoer. Under most circumstances, legal proceedings begin once official documents are filed with the Court. There are also many forms of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") such as mediation or arbitration. ADR is a great tool and should be used when possible, but some defendants will not take a party seriously until a lawsuit has been filed.

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