Estate and Elder Law

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Will The Probate Court Protect Me?
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by Randy Spiro

Probate is a state court supervised procedure to authenticate a Will and to pass ownership of a deceased person's assets to the beneficiaries under that Will. If a person elects to have a probate by signing a Will (rather than signing and transferring... Read More

Revocable Living Trusts: Are they now obsolete?
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by David Goldman

Currently the Revocable Living Trust is the most popular type of trust for estate planning. With the current estate tax exemption at 5 Million dollars, many have begun to ask if there is a need for such a trust. More over the Revocable Living Trust... Read More

Did My Mom Have a Valid Trust?
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Liza Weiman Hanks

Dear Liza, My mother passed away last year. She had a living trust prepared in January of that year by an online provider of legal forms. Before she died, she had the abstract of trust and bill of transfer listing all properties to be transferred... Read More

Ask Liza: Should We Create a Living Trust?
Posted on 10 Dec 2015 by Liza Weiman Hanks

Dear Liza: We are a married couple in our early and mid 30s with a one year old son living in Southern California. I have been looking at setting up a trust and/or will for our little family but not sure what is needed in our scenario. My husband and... Read More

Revocable Living Trusts: Are they now obsolete?
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by David Goldman

Currently the Revocable Living Trust is the most popular type of trust for estate planning. With the current estate tax exemption at 5 Million dollars, many have begun to ask if there is a need for such a trust. More over the Revocable Living Trust... Read More

Did My Mom Have a Valid Trust?
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Liza Weiman Hanks

Dear Liza, My mother passed away last year. She had a living trust prepared in January of that year by an online provider of legal forms. Before she died, she had the abstract of trust and bill of transfer listing all properties to be transferred... Read More