Why Hiring a California Estate Planning Attorney Makes Sense

We’ve all taken on projects that we later realize we shouldn’t have – and end up with crooked roofs, inoperable plumbing or a car engine that simply doesn’t work after we tried to change our own oil. Attempting to create your own California estate plan is no different – and the consequences for doing it wrong can severely impact not only you, but your loved ones as well.

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California Estate Planning & Community Property: What You Need To Know

California’s community property law generally attributes 50% of the assets acquired and income earned during a marriage to each partner. This has a direct and different effect on estate planning in California than it does in other states whose laws call for equitable distribution under common law. It can be a confusing area of the law, so we’ve boiled it down to what you need to know – with help from an expert in this area.

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