Thursday, February 23, 2012
Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins explains why creating an estate plan is critical for unmarried couples. Because an unmarried partner is not considered an heir under California law, a will or living trust must be executed to include the partner as beneficiary of the estate.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Everyone should have a Will to avoid having the Probate Court decide who gets your estate and how much they will receive. Parents of minor children must have a Will to name a guardian. These and other important points are covered in this informative video from CaliforniaFamilyTrusts.com and Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Dwight Edward Tompkins.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Orange County, California estate planning attorney, Dwight Edward Tompkins, warns of the danger of botched trusts which fail to carry out the client's estate plan.
Botched trusts include badly written trusts, unfunded trusts, and unexecuted (unsigned) trusts. Failed trusts are commonly produced by non-lawyers.
Living trusts and family trusts should always be created with the assistance of a qualified estate planning attorney.
DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS,
Estate Planning Attorney.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
People often confuse Probate with taxes. If it is not a tax what is it? What is involved in Probate in California? Why is it so expensive and time-consuming?
These questions are answered in this video, which includes an outline of the six general steps taken in each and every Probate case in California.
Dwight Edward Tompkins,
Orange County Probate Lawyer.