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Your Estate Planning Questions Answered
Most people have questions when it comes time to create an estate plan. We're here to explain the process and make sure you understand your plan.
An estate plan is a combination of legal instruments that sets out instructions for handling property after the owner passes away or becomes incapacitated. Estate plans address important tax implications of property transfers, how property is distributed, and how it should be used.
Living trusts are legal instruments used in estate planning for the broad purpose of keeping families out of probate court after a loved one passes away. Trusts are like a contract between people serving in three separate job descriptions: Grantor, Trustee, and Beneficiary.
What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
Most people know what a will is and that it’s important to have one. However, what most people in California don’t realize is that for most people who own property, a will is not enough to keep that property out of court when they pass away.