Category Archives: Wills

What to Expect From An Initial Estate Planning Appointment With Us… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Brr, it finally feels like winter. I walked my dogs about 3.5 miles this morning in the cold, and it was so quiet.  I listened to my Spanish tutorial and practiced during my walk.  I am at the point in … Continue reading

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Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Happy Tuesday: I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We had a very low key Christmas, with a few gifts, but mostly sleeping in, hanging out in our PJs and cooking dinner. Our holiday was really about spending time together, … Continue reading

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The Downsizing Generation: How to Handle a Surplus of Stuff When a Loved One Ages… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello. At this very moment, Christine and family are headed home from their short jaunt in Iceland. As expected–it’s called Iceland for a reason!–they’ve all had to endure lots of cold, snow and ice.  Just the thing to put them … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of DIY Wills: Lessons Learned from a Florida Probate Case… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Happy Thanksgiving week! We are back from our 60 mile walk in San Diego.  Our group of walkers in San Diego raised $6.5 million to fund research, and breast cancer education.  I have sore feet, a few blisters and much … Continue reading

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Could an Out of Date Will Leave You Facing Eviction?.. Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- I had another somewhat low key weekend.  I house sat for a friend, watching her pooches along with my own.  I enjoyed the change of scenery, and the quiet of being away from my own home with all of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: The weather is awesome, finally cooling down. I hope to get out and walk to begin, in earnest, training for my 60 mile walk in November. I still have time to train but have been remiss in getting in … Continue reading

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Leaving Without a Plan: Prince Didn’t Leave a Will & Here’s Why You Should… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- I hope you had a lovely Mother’s day with your mother, wife  or daughter. I enjoyed a lovely brunch a la Daniel, Cameron and Dave comprised of Crepes Suzette (yes my kids are adventurous in the kitchen indeed, bacon … Continue reading

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When Duty Calls: Navigating the Sandwich Generation with Ease… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: Hope you’re starting your week out nicely. Cameron was away this weekend for his graduation trip to Disneyland and returned last night. He’s gearing up for his senior portfolio and getting all of his ducks in a row to … Continue reading

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Estate Taxes in Trump’s America… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello. I had a call the other day from a gal calling on behalf of her father and step-mother.  Her father, in his 90s and step-mother in her mid 80s, had apparently had wills drawn up some time ago and … Continue reading

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Power of Attorney – What is it and Is it Enough?.. Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- Another Monday here yet again. This weekend, one of our very tall Eucalyptus trees toppled.  The ground was just too wet and winds too high.  The wind this weekend was pretty strong where we are and I feel lucky … Continue reading

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