A postnuptial agreement is a written agreement executed after a couple gets married, or have entered a civil union, to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce.If you are already married, and you and your spouse would like to create a written contract that establishes each person’s property rights and financial responsibilities during and after the marriage, you may want to consider having a postnuptial agreement created.And if you are not married, but are registered domestic partners or [...]
Back in 2014 I met with Sam Jones (name changed to protect client’s confidentiality) at a local senior center where I volunteer once a month. Sam’s wife recently passed away and Sam was concerned about what would happen to his assets after he passed away. Sam has four children, Sally, Sandy, Scott, and Sam Jr. Sam’s biggest concern was that when he passed away the family home that he and his wife had worked so hard to pay off would have to go through probate. [...]
Have you established your California estate plan?Have you updated your existing California estate plan?All individuals, couples and families are distinct and their estate plans require special attention. Many of my clients tell me the hardest part of creating an estate plan is just getting started. In an effort to simplify the process, we have put together this to-do list of basic California estate planning documents you can use to get started. Having these documents in place is important so you can be sure your finances and [...]
Estate planning helps protect your family in the event that something happens to you. Find out the top 10 reasons to create an estate plan.