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October 2017 Archives

Access to original documents helpful to estate administration

In the wake of the fires ripping across the state, many individuals have lost everything. Not least among the items lost are important documents vital to estate administration. By keeping the documents in a safe place in California, an individual may reduce the likelihood that the estate process will be delayed. 

Hefner had foresight when it came time to transfer assets

Hugh Hefner, the Playboy icon who embodied the concept of a carefree, pleasure-seeking life, also saved time for sober, careful planning. At least it appears so to a couple of experts who have recently written about the issue. They say the famous California publisher took care with his plan to transfer assets

Pick a power of attorney carefully

When an employer hires someone, efforts are made to pick the right person for the job. A power of attorney selection process can be similar. An individual will want to make sure that the chosen person has the skills and emotional maturity to handle important decisions for the person granting the power should the maker become incapacitated. In California, there are two types of power of attorney, medical and durable, and each has a specific duty. 

Pets can be included in wills

Pets are an important part of many families. Some individuals shudder to think that a pet would be abandoned or separated from everything it knows. That's why, in California, people may choose to include pets in their wills