July 11, 2022

What is an Estate Plan? (and Why is it SO Hard to Get One?)

Note: This is the first article in Beach Cities Estate Law’s educational series aimed at the over 2/3 of American adults who do not have an […]
May 21, 2019

Treating Children Fairly Does Not Necessarily Mean Equally

Most parents want to treat their children fairly in their estate planning. Many people assume that means having their children inherit equally. But fair does not […]
January 17, 2019

Your Rights as a Trust Beneficiary in California

A trust beneficiary has specific rights to trust information and payments in California. If you benefit from a trust set up by relatives, learn about your […]
January 15, 2019

What to Do If You Receive a Crummey Notice from a Trust

You just received a notice from the trustee of a trust, with the words “Crummey Notice” or “Notice of Withdrawal Rights” at the top. You are […]
January 10, 2019

Three Tips for Owners of Rental Real Estate Planning for the Future

Owners of rental real estate need to do some future planning to protect their income stream and pass it on to their heirs. Here are three […]
January 8, 2019

Will Refinancing Your Home Change Your Estate Plan?

If you plan to refinance the mortgage on your house and already have an estate plan, you may need to make some changes. First, figure out […]
January 3, 2019

What Happens to Your Credit Cards After Your Death?

If you have bills and expenses that exceed your regular income, you may have some credit card debt. Debt often matters in estate planning when figuring […]
January 1, 2019

What Happens to Your Student Loans After Your Death?

If you have significant student loans like many Californians, you may wonder if they will affect your estate planning. You probably have concerns about burdening your […]
December 27, 2018

How the Birth of a Child Affects Your Estate Plan

For new parents, just getting out of the house can be a struggle, let alone getting to a lawyer’s office for a serious meeting. Take the […]