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Title to Your First Home— More than Just Proof that You Own It!

When buying a first house, you're probably dreaming of the day when they hand over the keys and the title—that little piece of paper that says you are now the very proud owner of your home. But there's more to it than just a statement verifying that you own the property.

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Take Control of Your Life and Your Estate Plan in The Age of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and, in some cases, physical toll on all of us. Since the novel coronavirus first appeared in California in January of 2020, California has had more than 3.3 million cases and almost 45,000 deaths.

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CA’s Proposition 19 and How it Changes Property Tax Rules

Proposition 19 changes the rules for property tax assessment transfers and could affect your estate planning. While the law also gives tax breaks to older property owners and provides relief for wildfire victims, the most sweeping changes will affect property taxes for those inheriting property from their parents.

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Approaching Your Parents About Estate Planning - Tackling the Issues and Avoiding Mistakes

Given the challenges of COVID, you may have decided to skip celebrating the holidays with family. As much as you will miss seeing everyone, there may be a twinge of relief if you'll be spared conversations about politics or other fraught topics during dinner.

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How to Plan Your Estate (When You Never Have Time to Yourself)

For many people, 2020 has been a year of triage. Adapting to the coronavirus pandemic and all that it has meant – including illness, job loss, transitioning to remote work, and homeschooling children—has made planning for the future seem like a luxury.

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Estate Planning Tools on A Budget

For young families who are barely meeting their expenses, estate planning can seem unnecessary. Why, they wonder, should they make plans for their estate when it doesn't seem like they have much anyway?

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How to Create Stability for Your Bay Area Family in These Tumultuous Times

Nobody likes to think about estate planning, especially when you're in your 20s and 30s. Life is busy and the odds are in your favor that you won't really need an estate plan for decades to come.

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The Risks of Not Having an Advance Health Directive During the Pandemic

The novel coronavirus is raging across the world. As people shelter in place and isolate, many are wondering, “Do I need to review my estate plan?” Yes, now is the perfect time to review your estate plan and make any necessary changes.

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Now Is a Good Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The novel coronavirus is raging across the world. As people shelter in place and isolate, many are wondering, “Do I need to review my estate plan?”

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Top Three Reasons Why You Need a Lawyer for Probate

Do I need a lawyer for probate? This is a question you may ask yourself when going through estate issues. Probate is a court process that is often lengthy and complex.

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