By now readers of this Torrance-based estate planning and probate legal blog know that it is a good idea to have some estate plan in place. This is because death will eventually happen to everyone, regardless of their age and health. When it does, those who have their estate plans in place will have a say in just how their wealth and assets are distributed among their loved ones.
Many families today include children from more than one marriage. Unfortunately, very few parents of blended families anticipate the inheritance challenges that can arise after they pass away.
There are certain words in the English language that inspire confusion in those who hear them. One of those words is probate. Though not all California residents have had to deal with this legal process, most are probably wary of it even though they may not know what it is. This post will generally address the topic of probate, what it is, and why it may be relevant to one's estate planning goals.