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 By Diana Wade    Community    May 14, 2022 

Why would my attorney recommend a payable on death account? (part two)

The are some drawbacks with POD account, of course. You can't name an alternate or contingent...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 30, 2022

Why would my attorney recommend a payable on death account?

With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 16, 2022

Common questions about the use of a Transfer on Death Deed (part three)

What does my beneficiary need to do when I die? Your beneficiary must do all of the following: (1)...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 2, 2022

Common questions about the use of a Transfer on Death Deed (part 2)

If I sell or give away the property described in a TOD deed, what happens when I die? If the deed...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 19, 2022

Common questions about the use of a Transfer on Death Deed (part 1)

When you die, the identified property will transfer to your named beneficiary without probate. The...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 5, 2022

Common estate planning documents (part 1)

Preparing a will has long been a fundamental building block of any estate plan. With a properly draf...

 

What is better, a will or a trust?

A trust will streamline the process of transferring an estate after you die while avoiding a...

 

Grant deeds and quitclaim deeds

Often a client will ask me to transfer a property and will ask about which deed is best. Since I am...

 

Common questions about living trust (part 2)

Is it a good idea to put my house in a trust? The main benefit of putting your home into a trust...

 

Common questions about living trust (part 1)

What is the main purpose of a living trust? A living trust is designed to allow for the easy transf...

 

Transferring assets from a trust (part 2)

There are times, as the successor trustee, you may find that the decedent, such as your parent,...

 

Transferring assets from a trust (part 1)

So the question comes up, "How do I transfer assets out of a trust to the beneficiaries?" One...

 

Spousal property transfer

Question: My husband died recently and I need the transfer the property into my name. How do I do th...

 

Transferring property out of a trust

Often there are questions about how to transfer real property out of a trust. Your parents have...

 

What is better, a will or a trust?

A trust will streamline the process of transferring an estate after you die while avoiding a...

 

California deeds, part 2

This article (Part 2 of 2) will help you understand about California deeds, including the different...

 

California deeds, part 1

This article (part 1 of 2) will help you understand about California deeds, including the different...

 

Types of business enterprises, part 2

Business Corporations A business corporation is an entity created by the person or persons who...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 31, 2021

Types of business enterprises

There are many different ways in which a business is conducted in California. Selecting the most...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 17, 2021

Common estate planning documents (Part Two)

Advance Health Care Directive Also known as a medical power of attorney, this category of power of a...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 3, 2021

Common estate planning documents (Part One)

WILL. Preparing a will has long been a fundamental building block of any estate plan. With a...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 19, 2021

What about probate? (Part Three)

What if a person holds property in another state? If you own real estate in another state, that...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 5, 2021

What about probate? (Part Two)

Probate is a legal proceeding that is used to wind up a person's legal and financial affairs after...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 22, 2021

What is estate planning? (Part One)

reprinted from Estate Planning - CALDA Diana Wade has been writing for The Loop newspaper since...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 8, 2021

Do people diagnosed with Graves' disease qualify for disability?

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease, which is a disorder characterized by the body not...

 

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