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January 2019 Archives

Estate plans benefit from a professional's help

When children are young, California residents take every step possible to ensure their safety, well-being and happiness, such as getting them the best possible education. However, as they grow older and parents continue to provide advice and act as a sounding board, they often forget to create provisions to ensure children and loved ones are taken care of after their own demise. Protecting one's legacy and ensuring beneficiaries inherit what is rightfully theirs is an important aspect of safeguarding a loved one's well-being and is something California residents often neglect to do.

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Those with significant assets, large families or a desire for a specific legacy often put a lot of effort into creating an estate plan. Deciding how to divide assets and allocating them to the right people is an important step toward creating a legacy that people remember someone by.

Pets no longer considered property in divorces in California

The New Year is bringing some good news to California pet owners going through a divorce by giving them a legal leg to stand on when disputing the pet's ownership in court. Previously, pets had been treated like property in divorce cases, similar to vehicles, and orders had been given to sell pets and divvy up the proceeds between the divorcing couple. But as pet owners very well know, pets are not like property-they are more like children and divorce is stressful for them as well.

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