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September 2012 Archives

Galen Hopper inherits nearly $3M from actor dad's estate

Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper was 74-years-old at the time of his death in 2010. Two months before he died of cancer, Hopper celebrated his recognition of celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with his 7-year-old daughter, Galen -- Hopper's fourth child and the daughter of his fifth wife.

Deciding who can best manage your trust

Trusts can be essential to an estate plan. Individuals can spend a great deal of time deciding which assets are placed in a trust. Estate planning advisors say equal consideration should be given to choosing the fiduciary or trustees who will manage the trust.

Financial, legal savvy is imperative for California trustees

Legal professionals stress choosing estate executors and trustees carefully. One of the reasons is the enormous financial responsibility that trustees carry for beneficiaries of an estate. The person assigned to a trustee position must have the competence and professional advice and resources to do the job.

Working around uncertain tax changes to set up an estate plan

Legal experts say some people are so paralyzed by unknown changes in gift and estate tax laws that they are placing estate planning on hold. Many California experts believe not drafting estate planning documents, because estate tax exemptions and rates are uncertain, is a mistake.

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