Law Office of Barbara J. Dibble
Call Us Today 714-515-5126
Menu Contact

Estate Planning Archives

Collections require additional estate decisions

California residents who own collections of art, coins, cars and other valuables may be interested in how to leave them to heirs. There are several things to consider before deciding on a home for precious treasures. One of the first things for a collector to do is to discuss with family and friends any interest they may have in owning a collection or selected items. Appeal and lifestyle could drive the decision on who receives tangible items from a collection.

Asset protection and estate planning

California residents who want to distribute their assets to family members and other beneficiaries after they die have several tools at their disposal. Proper estate planning can often include much more than the creation of a will. Creating a trust be an effective way of carrying out the grantor's wishes while instituting a degree of control over how and when the assets are distributed. A properly-drafted trust can also avoid the time and expense of probate and in some cases can be used as a means of avoiding or reducing the estate tax burden.

4 elements of estate planning

Estate planning is a process that California residents may need to take seriously. If it is done properly, an estate plan might be able to reduce taxes heirs will have to pay on the estate, document how a person wants to handle end-of-life decisions, arrange for the care of minor children if both of their parents die, and avoid probate court.

California estate planning

Although considering the end of life is not uplifting for residents in California, creating a will and final testament is the best way to prevent headaches and complications for a person's heirs after their death. If such a document is not made, the state will carry out an estate plan for the deceased, irrespective of the needs of their heirs or personal wishes. Drafting a will with a professional usually runs between $500 and $2,000 but can be done for much less if an online service is used and the needs are straightforward.

Leaving instructions for when you're gone

However unlikely it might seem, a large rock could fall on a clear Fullerton night and kill you. Rather than trying to figure out the odds of such a thing happening, it might be better to contemplate this question: Have you made an estate plan to pass on your belongings to those you love and care about most?

Resident alien estate planning

Because of our region’s heritage and evolution, we in Fullerton have perhaps a fuller understanding of the immigration issues than other areas of the nation. It’s not unusual for a resident of the Fullerton area to marry a non-citizen, or for two non-citizens to marry and settle here.

Breaking tradition for blended Fullerton families

Blended families break tradition by definition. In the past, most married couples tried to stay together despite serious marital differences. The reason most often cited by those couples for staying together was that they were doing it for their children.

Email Us For A Response

Schedule a consultation with an attorney

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:
1235 N. Harbor Boulevard
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone: 714-515-5126
Fax: 714-871-5620
Map & Directions

Phone Numbers: