Dear Clients and Friends, On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in United States v. Windsor that significantly affected the estates of same-sex couples and their families. On August 29, 2013, the IRS issued Rev. Rul. 2013-17 providing guidance on how the … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court alters estate planning for gay couples
Dear Clients and Friends, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Some people never get around to writing a will or planning their estate until the last minute, when they have grown old and have a serious illness. Other people write a simple will when they’re young, but never review or update it … [Read more...] about The danger of waiting too long to do estate planning
Dear Clients and Friends, A growing number of divorced people are buying a house with a new partner to whom they are not yet married. In some cases, the couple plan to marry, but as a result of their current divorce and other complications they’re not able to arrange … [Read more...] about Recommendations on buying a house with another before you remarry
Dear Clients and Friends, Commencing a Divorce matter always involves the formalities of a court filing and handling the paper work needed prior to a final judgment being officially entered. Between complying with these formalities the parties can choose one of these … [Read more...] about Mediation in Divorce matters
Dear Clients and Friends, Trust and estate laws are different from state to state. If you are moving to California from another state, be sure to review your estate plan with us. If you are leaving California and moving elsewhere, consult an estate planning attorney in your … [Read more...] about Review your estate plan when you move across state lines
Dear Clients and Friends, Aside from child custody, the most emotionally charged issue in a divorce is usually who gets to keep the house. For most couples, a house is their most valuable asset, and it has an enormous symbolic value as well. But while couples often … [Read more...] about Divorce and thoughts on selling the family home.