Estate planning is one of the most misunderstood areas of the law. Since estate planning deals with the division of your property after your death, many people are hesitant to learn more. This is unfortunate, because a well-constructed estate plan is an effective way to protect your family and make sure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Today we are … [Read more...] about The Truth About 4 Estate Planning Myths
While estate plans are commonly associated with the wealthy or elderly, they can actually benefit anyone who has assets or a family. Many people choose to put off estate planning until it’s too late. When you call the Law Office of James A. Zakasky, our Santa Rosa estate planning attorney can help you by crafting a comprehensive plan that will benefit you and your family in … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan
What is the End of Life Option Act? Governor Jerry Brown introduced legislature through a special meeting of the California Congress to enact the end of life option act. The Act going into effect June 9, 2016, will allow a person that has been diagnosed with a terminal illness with six months to live to end their life. The patient must also have two doctors agree that the … [Read more...] about New California Law to go in effect June 9th 2016
What do I do when my spouse dies in Sonoma County California? If your spouse did not leave a will or trust and you own real property and bank accounts are in the deceased spouse’s name – Start Here. You will have to open a probate proceeding with the Sonoma County Superior Court. A detailed process can be obtained here from our site. Once letters and a probate order have … [Read more...] about What Do I Do If My Spouse Dies in Sonoma County California?
Stretching it Out in Santa Rosa California A stretch out is a way to make your Retirement Plan last longer, and still reap the benefits of a growing economy without being taxed or paid out to creditors or predators of your beneficiary. It works like this: You name your spouse/partner as the primary beneficiary of your IRA or 401K Plan. You name your trust for the … [Read more...] about Stretching it Out in Santa Rosa, California