Posts Tagged "estate plan"

Choosing a Guardian for Your Minor Children- 7 Things to Consider

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in California Probate, California Trusts, California Wills, Estate Planning, San Diego Lawyer | Comments Off on Choosing a Guardian for Your Minor Children- 7 Things to Consider

Seven Things to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Minor Children Who would take care of my kids if something happened to me? Would they be okay? We’ve all had these thoughts and although its not something we like to think about it is something we should think about. It is something we should not only think about but do something about now, while we can. Choosing a guardian is not something to take lightly. It is something to think about and plan while we are alive and well and can make good decisions. With the right plan we can make sure our kids are well taken care of no...

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8 Documents You Need in Your Estate Plan

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in California Probate, California Trusts, California Wills, Estate Planning, San Diego Lawyer | Comments Off on 8 Documents You Need in Your Estate Plan

8 Documents You Need in Your Estate Plan What you need in your Estate Plan from California Estate Planning Attorney, Gary Quackenbush of GQ Law. What exactly is a “complete Estate Plan”? You’ve probably been told to get a Will or a set up an Estate Plan at one point or another in you adult life but what exactly does that mean? Here is our quick list of the 8 most important documents to have in your Estate Plan. 1 – Living Trust The first thing you need in your estate plan is a Trust. Every good Estate Plan needs a Trust at its core. The Trust is what gives the...

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Money and Trusts, Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in Estate Planning, San Diego Lawyer | Comments Off on Money and Trusts, Frequently Asked Questions

Money and Trusts, FAQ Marty Schneider, the Retirement Professor, asked me questions the following questions on our radio show today: What happens to money outside of the Trust when the trust creator dies? The money must be transferred to the Trust but may require court orders to make the transfer. Smaller amounts of money can be transferred through the use of Affadavits. How can you make sure that life insurance is in the Trust? You can look in our your original policy or ask the insurance administrator or company to provide that information. How can you make sure the bank accounts are in...

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No Kids? Get an Estate Plan!

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Estate Planning, San Diego Lawyer | Comments Off on No Kids? Get an Estate Plan!

No Kids? Get an Estate Plan! A recent US News article recently reiterated one of our GQ Law mottos- Everyone Needs an Estate Plan! This particular article targets those who do NOT have children. Often times, people get an Estate Plan to protect their minor children, make sure their kids get their assets after they die, etc. Having children creates an urgency about Estate Planning. So, what about those without kids? Do they still need an estate plan? YES! Heirs or not, you cannot take your assets with you and if you have an opinion about who gets your stuff, you need to have an Estate Plan....

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Cockatiels and Trust Funds

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Estate Planning | Comments Off on Cockatiels and Trust Funds

Cockatiels and Trust Funds We have posted a few times here on the GQ Law blog about the possibility of setting up a Pet Trust, a special trust that can set aside money and care plans for your beloved pets after your death. You learn about Pet Trusts in this post and read about Joan Rivers’ pet trust on our blog here. Another pet trust made national headlines recently as late billionaire Leslie Ann Mandel left $100,000 to her pet cockatiels upon her passing in June 2015. According to an article in Time, Mandel founded The Rich List Company and her estate totaled $5.3 million. Mandel...

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