Category Archives: Probate

The Ins and Outs of Collecting Life Insurance Policy Proceeds…..Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: I spent the weekend in Kings Beach on a getaway with Dave. It was nice to get up to Lake Tahoe… have not been for several years. Kings Beach has changed a lot. We noticed that the movie theater … Continue reading

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Create a Special Needs Trust to Protect the Financial Future of Your Child with Special Needs ….Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello, This has been a difficult weekend for our family. Our youngest son Cameron lost one of his good friends from kindergarten on Friday night. It’s been very hard on him and his close group of friends. These situations remind … Continue reading

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Squabbles Between Alan Thicke’s Heirs Highlight the Importance of Properly Drafted and Updated Estate Planning….Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello,  I am busy planning, planning & planning. We are planning a fun event at Oak Farm vineyards in Lodi on Saturday, August 25, just for fun. If you’re interested, please RSVP directly to my office. I’m also busy planning … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have Kids, So Why Do I Need Estate Planning? Part 1… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi: I had an eventful, fitness weekend.  I walked both Saturday and Sunday with my walking group Hands up for Hooters, and attended a gait clinic at Fleet Feet on Saturday morning to fix what is wrong with my form … Continue reading

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The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi there.  It’s Jean Marie this week. Christine and her family have been on their trip of a lifetime in Spain for over 2 weeks.  They are walking the Camino del Santiago, which is a network of pilgrimage routes to … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Life Insurance Policy… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hi: In speaking with a client this morning about how title is held, I am reminded of how the smallest details in the planning process can have big consequences. The wording in your real estate title (deed) can mean the … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Best Practices Gleaned From Famous Celebrity Deaths….Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello: I am off and running this Monday.  I have my two backpacks and walking shoes and plan to make a decision about which backpack I will use in Spain. I plan to walk the Camino de Santiago from mid … 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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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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Recent Superstar Death Brings Estate Planning to the Forefront of Discussion… Christine’s Family Wealth Secrets

Hello- We returned from Arizona last night after picking up Daniel who finished his first year of college and his first lacrosse season. We also are in contract to purchase a house in Tempe for Daniel and friends to rent … Continue reading

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