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What are the alternatives to probate?

Probate is sometimes a necessary process to ensure your last wishes come to fruition. However, not every estate needs to go through it. The Judicial Branch of California explains you may bypass the probate process in several different ways. You can also ensure certain...

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Take steps to fund your trust

Creating a trust allows you to pass money or property to family, friends or an organization of your choice without going through probate. However, the task of setting up your trust is not over when you sign the documents to create your trust. You have to fund your...

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Intestate succession explained

Like many people in California, you may look to the estate planning process with a certain degree of trepidation. Not only does the process force you to face the prospect of your own mortality, but you also risk upsetting some of your presumptive heirs with your...

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