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Does California Have an Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance tax is a widely misunderstood topic, partially because not all states have such a tax. Generally speaking, inheritance tax is a tax liability on an individual’s inheritance. States with an inheritance tax typically exclude surviving spouses from tax...

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Wills and Trusts in California: The Basics

Estate planning is a process by which individuals plan for the disposition of their assets, and it is a necessary process for every person who wants to control what happens to his or her estate both before and after death. Wills and trusts are often integral parts of...

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Life Insurance as an Estate Planning Tool

Estate planning allows individuals to get their financial affairs in order before death. Some of the most well-known estate planning tools include: Advance health care directives Wills Living trusts However, life insurance can also be an extremely effective estate...

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Choosing an Estate Planning Lawyer in California

Choosing an estate planning attorney in California can be confusing, particularly if you’ve never hired a lawyer before. In order to help make this decision a little easier for you, we’ve compiled the following tips to help get you started with your search. 1) Ask...

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Answers to Common Estate Planning Questions

Do you want to begin the estate planning process in California, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! At the Law Office of Rodney Gould, we know that the estate planning process can be complicated. But as an experienced California estate lawyer, Rodney Gould, is...

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