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09Aug2019

So You’ve Created an Estate Plan. Now What?

A lot of people tend to think that once they’ve created their estate plan, they’re done. But that isn’t the case. That is just the beginning. Now that you have created your legal documents — you need to consider your financial goals and what it will take to support your estate plan. For example, do
  • 9 Aug, 2019
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24Jul2019

Do you know why you need a trust?

One of the most common questions people have when the topic of trusts comes up is understanding why having a trust is important. People often think, “I don’t have much money, there’s no need for it, I have xyz in place.” The most common misconception is that a trust is the same as a will.
  • 24 Jul, 2019
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  • Estate Planning, Trust,
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28May2019

What Happens When the People You Love Don’t Have an Estate Plan?

When someone becomes a client because they have lost a loved one – one who didn’t have their estate plan in place, it breaks our heart. One of our clients recently lost her life-partner and now she is having to move out of the house that they lived in, laughed in, and is filled with
  • 28 May, 2019
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24Apr2019

Why You Need An Advance Healthcare Directive

This month we’re focusing on the Advance Healthcare Directive. An Advance Healthcare Directive is a legal document that allows you to specify what actions should be taken regarding your health – if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. It is critical to have one in place and it gives you the
  • 24 Apr, 2019
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  • Advance Healthcare Directive, Estate Planning, Healthcare,
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27Mar2019

The Importance of Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Have you noticed how your life can change in a single moment? And later, how, we are eternally grateful that it did. You don’t need to wait until Thanksgiving to show our thanks and gratitude. There are significant benefits to demonstrating gratitude every day. It doesn’t matter if it is for something small, or something
  • 27 Mar, 2019
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  • Family, Gratitude,
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31Jan2019

Estate Planning: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

How familiar are you with estate plans? Many of us think we know what goes into them, but what are they really? Most people find that estate plans and the estate planning process is more comprehensive than we initially think. The good news? This means that when properly set up — estate plans 1) guarantee
  • 31 Jan, 2019
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  • Estate Planning,
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27Dec2018

Talking to Parents About Estate Planning

One of the most common questions Attorney Löan Shillinger gets asked comes from adults with aging parents. These “adult children” want to ensure that their parents have made plans for their future care. They want to know if there are legal documents in place to allow them to assist their parents in time of need, such as
  • 27 Dec, 2018
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  • Estate Planning, Parents,
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13Nov2018

How to Use the Holidays to Prepare Your Loved Ones for the Future

As we go into the holidays, we want to help you make the most of this time when your family and loved ones might be gathered together. It’s not always easy to talk and plan for the future, but you may find it surprisingly empowering. Knowing your Estate Plan is in place can create a
  • 13 Nov, 2018
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  • Estate Planning, Talking with family,
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05Oct2018

Take Control of Your Future: Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101 is where we want to start. Estate Planning often sounds like a big, overwhelming process. There is a perception that it is only for the very wealthy. But that’s not true. Estate planning is essential for every single one of us. Estate Planning ensures that you’re in control through the end of
  • 5 Oct, 2018
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17Jul2018

Celebrating 10 Years of Shillinger Law

Ten years ago I was sworn in as a newly appointed California Bar attorney by Judge Houston. It is exciting to be able to celebrate this anniversary with him and our families 10 years later. It’s important to stop and celebrate our accomplishment and recognize those who have helped us get to where we are.  Having
  • 17 Jul, 2018
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