Probate Costs in LA County can be a considerable amount of money, with several factors determining the final amount. Let's explore the cost of probate in Los Angeles County and the factors that affect it. California's statutory fees for probate depend on the value of the estate. The fees are a percentage of the estate value and increase with larger estates. The breakdown of the fees is as follows: The California statutory fees for probate calculation is based on the gross estate value, … [Read more...] about Probate Fees in Los Angeles County: Understanding the Costs and How to Minimize Them
Estate Planning: What We Can Learn from Raquel Welch Raquel Welch, the iconic actress and model, has had a successful career spanning over six decades. With her net worth estimated at around $30 million, it's no surprise that she has taken steps to plan her estate and protect her assets for her loved ones. If you're considering estate planning, here are some key lessons you can learn from Raquel Welch's approach: Raquel Welch takes an active role in her estate planning, ensuring the … [Read more...] about Insights on Estate Planning: What We Can Learn from Raquel Welch’s Experience
Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone dies, and it's necessary in California to transfer ownership of the deceased person's assets to their heirs. If you live in Los Angeles, California, and are dealing with the death of a loved one, you may be wondering what probate is and why it's necessary. Probate in Los Angeles, California, can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it's necessary to ensure that the deceased person's assets are distributed according to their wishes … [Read more...] about What is Probate and Why is it Necessary in California?
¿Eres alguien que da regular y generosamente a la caridad? Si es así, puede esperar continuar con sus donaciones caritativas después de que se haya ido. Si bien simplemente puede hacer donaciones caritativas en su Última Voluntad y Testamento, hay otras opciones que ofrecen beneficios adicionales tanto para usted como para el destinatario. Los abogados de planificación patrimonial de Los Ángeles en Schomer Law Group, APC discuten formas comunes de incluir donaciones caritativas en su plan … [Read more...] about Formas Comunes de Incluir Donaciones Caritativas en Su Plan de Sucesión
Before the pandemic, Americans were more mobile than ever. When you move, you have to change your address, your voter registration, and all sorts of other things. But, do you need to revise your estate planning documents? Like with many things in law, it depends on your situation. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Will Your Estate Plan Still Work If You Move?
Far too many people go through life without any estate planning documents, because they think that they will always have time to do it later on. Sadly, in many cases, they never get around to it. Under these circumstances, surviving family members often pay the price. Intestacy If you die without a will or a trust, the condition of intestacy would be the result. The probate court would preside over the estate administration process, and the proceedings would unfold in accordance with the laws … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Die Without a Will?
When you plan your estate, you obviously have to record your wishes in writing with regard to the way you want your assets to be distributed. This will typically be done through the use of a simple will or a trust of some kind. This is at the core of the endeavor, but you should see a complete picture. There is a human element, because someone has to do what it takes to bring these wishes to fruition. If you use a will, that individual is the executor, and the trustee is the administrator of … [Read more...] about Share Information With Your Estate Administrator
As estate planning attorneys, we are often asked about how individual retirement accounts can be used for estate planning purposes. There has been some important recent news about the rules surrounding these accounts, and we will share it here. But first, we will provide some necessary background information. Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts With a traditional IRA, the deposits that are made into the account are pre-tax contributions. In the near term, this is a tax benefit, because … [Read more...] about CARES Act Impacts IRA RMDs
As a firm that specializes in elder law and estate planning matters, we provide comprehensive assistance to people that are looking ahead toward the eventualities of aging. At the same time, we also work with families in a holistic manner, because in many instances, there will be cooperation between generations. This becomes especially relevant when seniors are starting to become unable to handle all their own day-to-day needs. There are some statistics that you should digest if you have … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal Waiver Can Provide Relief for Caregivers
It is always important to review that there are five key areas of financial planning: Preservation, Retirement Planning, Investments, Tax Planning, and Estate Planning As a comprehensive financial services firm, we try to always consider the impact of any recommendation we make on not just one, but all of these areas for our clients. The webinar focuses primarily on the economy’s outlook and some year end tax planning ideas which could have an impact on some of your financial … [Read more...] about Webinar Recording: 2019 Year-end Tax Planning for Investors