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Estate planning pitfalls to avoid in California

It is generally better to avoid problems in the first place rather than having to find a solution to problems once they arise. This is especially true for estate planning in California. Being aware of some of the most common estate planning mistakes can help to sustain one's assets in order to ensure intended beneficiaries receive all of what was intended for them.

Protection from creditors is important part of estate planning

Planning a California estate does not only include dealing with how assets are distributed after one's death. Estate planning also includes managing assets while living. For those with a significant amount of wealth, it is important to protect assets from creditors as well as other potential risks.

Financial inventory list essential for estate planning

Losing a loved one can be an extremely challenging and emotional time for anyone. This is why one should make sure to take care of estate planning as soon as possible in California. On top of emotional struggles, one's family and loved ones will also have to deal with the administration of one's estate during this difficult period. Therefore, making sure the proper documents are in place is essential for alleviating the burden for loved ones as much as possible.

Communicating with loved ones important in estate planning

Planning an estate is about more than just dealing with assets. Estate planning is also about managing and dealing with other people. Along with having the proper legal and financial instruments in place, ensuring a smooth administration of one's California estate will require communicating important details to loved ones.

Technology has made estate planning complicated in California

Technology and the Internet have made many things in life easier, more convenient and efficient. However, they have also made estate planning more difficult in a number of ways. More and more California residents have found that they must consider the disposition of digital assets when engaging in the estate planning process.

Estate planning can ease the path for loved ones

There is always a certain amount of uncertainty when it comes to the future. No one can plan for every possible situation. However, one can do something to make sure that loved ones are taken care of in the case of something unexpected happening. Therefore, it is important for California residents to not procrastinate when it comes to estate planning.

Reasons people avoid estate planning in California

Planning an estate is something that one should not procrastinate in completing. However, there are several common reasons why people tend to avoid estate planning in California. Some of these reasons are psychological while others are based upon a lack of knowledge concerning the appropriate steps.

California residents need to feature specifics in their wills

Many Americans, including here in California, do not have a will or a trust. This is typically because they simply have not found the time to make one. Wills and trusts are a crucial part of estate planning. Without one in place before you die, surviving family members may have to confront some thorny problems in order to arrange for the lawful distribution of your estate.

Facebook makes digital estate planning easier in California

There are many different things which must be considered when dealing with planning an estate. Due to the many things that must be included, many people in California often forget to consider digital assets when estate planning. Facebook has recently attempted to help address this problem by making key changes to the social media site's account policies.

Wills do more than help families avoid probate

Research suggests that many Americans have taken the steps necessary to ensure that their estate planning needs are adequately met. In fact, one study asserts that as many as 71percent of individuals have not addressed the creation of wills or trusts. Many in California and elsewhere hold false assumptions concerning how their assets would be handled upon their death, and the result of such misbeliefs could be a long and difficult probate process for those who are left behind.

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