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Wills

For those who wish to leave property to specific heirs, it is imperative to have a Will drawn up. One issue that prevents many from having this important document prepared is the cost and the time spent in an attorney’s office. At the Law Office of Margaret B. Sharp, these services can be provided either [..]

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Trusts

Having a living trust prepared can help protect your assets in the event you become incapacitated and if used properly, can help shield your assets from the costly and time consuming probate process in California. Only retirement accounts cannot be added to a trust; all other assets can be placed into a trust and those [..]

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Probate

When someone you love dies, you may have to work with the California probate courts in order to have their estate settled and assets distributed. In California, probate happens when you die owning assets in your name, whether or not you have a Will. Having a Will means you get to decide who gets your [..]

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Trust Administration

If you have been named a Successor Trustee and the person who set up the trust has passed away, you now have the legal responsibility to ensure the grantor’s wishes are carried out in accordance with the terms of the trust document. However, this process is not as simple as reading the document and following [..]

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