It is often the case that California residents put off making their estate plans because they think the process will be too difficult and they worry about making mistakes. However, it is more often the situation that a person's estate will suffer from delays, costly issues, and other detriments if they do not have an estate plan. One of the legal documents that some may choose to include in their estate plan is a living trust. These testamentary tools offer many benefits.
Online do-it-yourself (DIY) estate planning forms are growing in popularity. Although these forms may work for some people, many who use them end up with a false sense of security. Sometimes, people have unique circumstances that are not appropriate for such simple estate plans. Other times, the completed forms end up being invalidated because the proper steps were not taken to make them legally binding.
California residents who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s may be familiar with the original television series, "Beverly Hills, 90210." The show followed the lives of several privileged teenagers growing up in the wealthy Southern California community identified in its title. One of its breakout stars, Luke Perry, played a rebellious youth who was a fan favorite season after season.