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What Is the Build Back Better Act and What Are Its Potential Implications for Your California Estate Plan?

The House Ways and Means Committee agreed to the tax provisions of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act (BBBA) on September 15, 2021. If you’ve been following the political news, you may be wondering how this legislative act might affect you—and especially your estate plan. At California Probate and Trust, PC in Fair Oaks,…

Critical Factors That Could Affect Your Estate Planning Beyond 2021

Critical Factors That Could Affect Your Estate Planning

Estate planning can be complex. Far from being static, the circumstances that dictate proper estate planning often change. Laws evolve, and markets can shift drastically, which is why it’s a good idea to review and update your estate plan as necessary. But first, you should understand some of the potential changes. If this seems complicated…

5 Critical Steps to Take When Mom's (or Dad's) Medicare Runs Out

Five Critical Steps to Take When Mom’s (or Dad’s) Medicare Runs Out

Many senior citizens are hesitant to think about the possibility of requiring long-term health care. While this reluctance is natural, it is vital to know the facts: hundreds of thousands of elderly Californians currently reside in long-term nursing facilities. Many of these people are paying for their custodial healthcare out of pocket. Unfortunately, by the…

How Does the Probate Process Work in California? | Call (916) 963-9968

How Does the Probate Process Work in California? A Probate Lawyer Explains

One common question is: Does every estate need to go through probate, and how long can estate distribution take? Estate planning can be an emotionally loaded topic for many people. Apart from the natural fears and difficult decisions involved in making a will and appointing an executor, people regularly reach out to us during the…

5 Critical Steps to Take When Medicare Runs Out | Oaks, CA 95628

California Probate and Trust, PC Releases 5 Critical Steps to Take When Medicare Runs Out

R. Dustin MacFarlane, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, and Founder of the Fair Oaks California-based law firm, California Probate and Trust, PC, has released a guide designed to help children of elderly parents deal with Medicare. Entitled, The Five Critical Steps to Take When Mom’s Medicare Runs Out, it takes readers through a step-by-step…

four key elements in california estate planning

Four Key Elements in California Estate Planning

When potential clients begin to discuss estate planning, we attorneys often hear similar concerns repeatedly. They do not want to burden family members who may provide care, especially in a serious illness. They do not want the government to control their real estate or personal property when they die. They want to make sure the…

how will the step act affect estate planning in california

How Will The STEP Act Affect Estate Planning in California?

Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland has proposed new legislation that could significantly impact wealth preservation and estate planning strategies used by wealthy families. It is called the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion Act. One of the most significant issues under this law change is that when a wealthy person passes away, the estate of…

5 Benefits of a Living Trust in California | California Probate and Trust, PC

5 Benefits of a Living Trust in California

Are you looking for ways to maximize your estate planning and ensure that you have a comprehensive plan in place? Plenty of people in California turn to the benefits provided by a living trust to accomplish these goals. A living trust attorney can help you decide how to start your living trust and give you…

5‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌Revocable‌ ‌Living‌ ‌Trust‌ ‌in‌ ‌California‌‌

5‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌Revocable‌ ‌Living‌ ‌Trust‌ ‌in‌ ‌California‌‌

Are you interested in using estate planning tools to accomplish your personal goals and make the transfer of property to your loved ones as easy as possible? A revocable living trust can achieve multiple things at once; for that reason, it is a popular estate planning tool. Proper estate planning calls on you to hire…

California Durable Power of Attorney Laws | Call Now (916) 674-2066

Understanding California’s Durable Power of Attorney Law

A power of attorney (POA) refers to a document in which you name an agent or an attorney-in-fact to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to make these decisions for yourself. A power of attorney is one of the cornerstone documents inside a California estate plan that can give you…

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