NEWS
  1. STATE BAR LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
    May 22, 2017
    THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA HAS ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW WEBSITE PROVIDING GREATER ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE PUBLC AND ATTORNEYS.
  2. NON-PROBATE TRANSFERS OF REAL PROPERTY
    September 21, 2015
    THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE HAS PASSED A NEW LAW --AB 139-- ALLOWING REVOCABLE TRANSFER-UPON-DEATH DEEDS.
  3. LLCs NEED A TRUST TO AVOID CALIFORNIA PROBATE
    May 23, 2017
    CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS WHO OWN A LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION NEED A TRUST TO AVOID PROBATE.
  4. ADVANTAGES OF TRUSTS
    MAY 23, 2017
    REVOCABLE TRUSTS ENSURE THE TRANSFER OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY FUNDED IN THE TRUST TO PASS TO BENEFICIARIES OUTSIDE OF PROBATE.
  5. ADVANTAGES OF PROBATE
    MAY 23, 2017
    A COURT APPROVED PROBATE ELIMINATES CLOUDS ON TITLE OF REAL PROPERTY, SETTLES DISAGREEMENTS AMONG BENEFICIARIES, AND CLOSES OUT CREDITORS WITHIN 90 DAYS.
  6. DISADVANTAGES OF PROBATE
    May 23, 2017
    PROBATE TAKES A LONG TIME TO COMPLETE AND CAN BE COSTLY.
  7. IRS ESTATE TAX EXCLUSIONS FOR 2016
    January 2017
    FOR 2017, THE ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION IS $5.49 MILLION PER INDIVIDUAL, UP FROM $5.45 MILLION IN 2016.