When California residents think of estate planning, they probably call to mind wills, powers of attorney and trusts. Now, the electronic age requires consideration of what will happen to digital assets when the owner dies.
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.
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.
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.
Heirs of the American artist best known for inventing kinetic sculpture recently had a court rule against them in a fraud claim against the estate of the artist's longtime dealer. At least three of Alexander Calder's moving sculptures, known as mobiles, are housed not far from Fullerton, in Los Angeles.
Sometimes people get caught up in a numbers game when they're looking ahead to when they will pass their assets on to heirs, whether they live here in California or elsewhere.
The Disney name is synonymous with fun and good times with family. But the Disney family itself is going through a tough time, as two of its members meet in court today to begin the legal process of settling a dispute over a $400 million trust.