Tips of the Trade: North to Alaska for an Ante-Mortem Probate.

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Nine states have enacted legislation expressly authorizing ante-mortem proceedings to validate a will, a trust, or both.

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IF CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO ADOPT AN ELECTRONIC WILLS STATUTE, HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER IN ADVANCE

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Before proposals for a California statute governing electronic wills, there are questions to be considered.

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San Diego Trust Probate Administration Preview

California’s Statutory Will Needs An Update To Keep Up With Duke

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California’s Statutory Will needs to be updated. The current California Statutory Will form became law in 1991, when Pete Wilson was governor.

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WHEN A PANDEMIC CATCHES YOU AND YOUR ESTATE PLAN OFF GUARD

When a Pandemic Catches You and Your Estate Plan Off Guard

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Pandemics and Estate Planning: A Worthy Watch.  Please click on the link to read the article “When a Pandemic Catches ...

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COVID-19

Executive Summary of the Stimulus Bills for COVID-19

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Over the last ...

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Inherited IRA

The Secure Act

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The SECURE Act – Changes to Regulations for Distribution of Inherited IRAs Effective January 1, 2020, the SECURE Act changes ...

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Planning for the Next Generation of Families

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Plans for the Next Generation of Families Hughes & Pizzuto attorney K.C. Thompson, in his 45th year of practicing law, has ...

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San Diego Probate Law

Basics Of Administering A Probate

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What Does “Probate” Mean? Basically, a “probate” is a court proceeding that is needed to transfer assets when someone passes ...

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ACTEC Elects Ralph E. Hughes

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Hughes & Pizzuto is pleased to announce that Ralph E. Hughes has been elected as a fellow to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

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San Diego Probate Attorneys

What Role Should A Court-Appointed Attorney Play When Representing An Incapacitated Client?

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Is The Attorney To Be An Advocate For The Client’s Interests? When an incapacitated adult, or an allegedly incapacitated adult, ...

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