How to Probate an Estate in California

Author: Julia Nissley

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322204

Category: Law

Page: 472

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Handle the California probate process, from deciphering a will to tackling taxes. If you need to wrap up the affairs of a deceased family member or friend in California, you may find yourself wading through the process of probate. But did you know? You can save big on attorney fees by handling the probate process yourself. How to Probate an Estate in California is the only book that provides all the forms, tips and step-by-step instructions you’ll need to settle a loved one's estate -- all written in plain English. You may even be able to handle the whole process by mail without setting foot in the courthouse. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn how to: read a will determine who inherits property if there is no will handle probate paperwork collect life insurance and other benefits transfer community property to a surviving spouse or domestic partner pay bills and taxes, and distribute property left through trusts. Even if you hire a lawyer to do the probate paperwork, this book demystifies the process so that you can make informed decisions and communicate intelligently with the attorney about the estate -- and save cash in the process. Why spend over $13,000 on a lawyer to probate a $500,000 estate, when you can do almost all of it on your own? This edition contains important legal and tax updates, as well as instructions about new required forms.
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How to Probate and Settle an Estate in California

Author: Douglas Godbe,John Talamo

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572484640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 8605

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How to Probate and Settle an Estate in California can help you understand, prepare for, and work through the steps necessary to handle both property that is subject to probate and property that is not subject to probate in the state of California.
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How to Probate an Estate in California

Author: Julia P. Nissley

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413301495

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Written by probate specialist Julia Nissley, this indispensable bestseller unravels how to settle a simple California estate without an attorney. How to Probate an Estate provides all the tear-out forms and instructions one needs to: - read and understand a will - determine who gets property if there is no will - transfer property to a surviving spouse - collect life insurance and other benefits - change title of real estate, securities and other possessions into the names of the new owners - and much more How to Probate an Estate in California supplies all the instructions, explanations and support you need. You may even be able to handle the whole process by mail, without setting foot in the courthouse. Learn how to: - read a will - determine who inherits property if there is no will - handle probate paperwork - collect life insurance and other benefits - pay bills and taxes - distribute property left through trusts
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The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in California

A Step-by-step Plan to Protect Your Assets, Limit Your Taxes, and Ensure Your Wishes are Fulfilled for California Residents

Author: Linda C. Ashar,Sandy Baker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601384254

Category: Law

Page: 336

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What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes such as family or special charities it becomes necessary to make special advance preparations. To ensure your assets are protected and final wishes are carried out, there are some common actions that should be taken now. Proper estate planning allows you to plan for yourself and your loved ones without giving up control of your affairs. Your estate plan should also allow for the possibility of your own disability. It should detail what you own and whom you want to leave it to at a time of your choosing and the way you want. Your estate plan should include fully disclosed, controlled costs for you and your loved ones. The last thing you want to worry about is having your estate drained of value through taxes and legal costs. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in California will help you glide through this complicated process. This new book has been adapted to offer California residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Co-authors Margo Pierce and Linda C. Ashar, attorneys at law, have crafted an estate planning primer, allowing California residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Many books on estate planning indicate you do not need the services of an attorney, but this book highly recommends using an attorney versed in this area: You should not go through the process alone. This book is intended explain the complicated issues, terminology, and planning strategies of estate planning so when you do meet with a qualified attorney, you will be well prepared. You will understand the legal terms and be ready to discuss issues and strategies with familiarity, saving you time and legal fees and ensuring peace of mind. California-specific information is offered throughout this book, including: California''s probate code; California rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid California will; planning your living will in California; explanations of In California diana laws regarding durable health care power of attorneys, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The book''s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their future. Estate planning should be a positive experience. It involves reviewing your situation and planning for your future. Although few people want to think about the possibility of disability or disease, advance planning is also a way to show your love and to reduce potential distress later. Other books offer a non-state-specific overview of estate planning, causing many readers to be misinformed about rules and regulations particular to their state; but, this new book provides information California residents need to know. Do not get outdated or wrong information that does not pertain to you specifically. Use this new book to craft an estate plan that is not only legally sound but also fully carries out your last wishes and protects your loved ones. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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The Trustee's Legal Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Author: Liza Hanks,Carol Elias Zolla

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332598X

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 1981

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You’re the trustee. Now what? Living trusts are popular estate planning tools, but when you’re chosen to serve as a trustee, you might wonder where to begin. . The Trustee’s Legal Companion has everything you need to get organized, get started, and get the job done. You’ll learn how to: decide whether to take on the job of trustee set up ongoing trusts for surviving spouses, children, or beneficiaries with special needs invest trust assets get help from lawyers, financial planners, and other experts handle taxes and prepare accountings work effectively with beneficiaries, and distribute trust property. The authors—attorneys who have helped many a bewildered trustee—show you, step by step, how to administer a living trust with confidence.
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California estate administration

Author: Zella Mack

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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This book explains the probate field for paralegals and describes in detail the procedures involved in informal probate of an estate from start to finish including: accounting, closing an estate, and making sales of real property. The printed Judicial Council forms are included, as well as typewritten forms needed for alternative procedures. It also describes the preparation of federal estate tax return and the completion of the main schedules, practical tips, and gift taxes. It also covers intestate estates, preparation of wills, and estate planning in general terms. The book contains separate chapters on revocable and irrevocable trusts and trust administration.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7306-6
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Make Your Own California Will

Author: Douglas Godbe

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 9781572482463

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Make Your Own California Will explains California law regarding the distribution of your estate. Complete with detailed instructions and ready-to-use forms, this book makes writing your own California will inexpensive and hassle-free.
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