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Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 
 

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose th…

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly...

 

Archive for Estate Planning

The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

When was the last time your reviewed the beneficiary designation form from your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policies or annuities?  If your answer is typical, you don’t remember. A recent U.S. Supreme...

The Future of the Federal Estate Tax

As of February of 2010, the United States enjoyed more than a month of complete repeal of the federal estate tax.  Before its repeal, the federal estate tax was almost as old as...

Asset Protection with Estate Planning

What’s the single hottest topic in California estate planning?  Here in Sacramento foreclosures are a popular topic but not so much for people with assets.  Estate tax law changes are always in vogue...

You Signed Your Revocable Trust, But Did You Fund It…

A properly funded trust will avoid probate upon your death and provide management of your assets without court involvement should you become disabled or incapacitated.  Although your Last Will and Testament may provide...

Roth IRA Conversion Top Considerations

Effective this year, converting from one’s traditional IRA (or other qualified plans such as 401k, 403b and 457) to a Roth IRA is available to everyone.  There are benefits and burdens of conversion,...