Category Archives: Estate Planning

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Has the Value of Your Estate Been Affected by COVID-19?

It’s safe to say that most of us have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused the death and destruction of millions of businesses across the U.S. Things definitely look very different now than they did just half of a year ago. That’s why it’s so important that as we continue to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 24 2020
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How Can You Plan for the Future of Your Business?

While the coronavirus pandemic has shattered much of a thriving U.S. economy leaving many businesses to struggle, small business owners especially continue to feel its full impact. Whereas they were once concerned with growth year over year, they now find themselves worried about staying afloat day-to-day.  Although the future remains quite uncertain, many small business […]

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2020
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Attorney discussing a revocable trust with client.

Revoking a Revocable Trust

When you create a trust, sometimes you do so with the ability to alter it at any time during your lifetime. Such a trust is known as “revocable.” A revocable trust, often referred to as a “living trust,” is a legal document generally used to transfer assets to one’s heirs in an effort to avoid […]

  • Posted on: Jul 20 2020
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Non-US citizen consulting an attorney about his estate plan.

Estate Planning and Probate for Non-U.S. Citizens

The United States is made up of individuals from all over the world and is home to many non-U.S. citizens who live, work, and sometimes die in this country. So what happens when a non-U.S. citizen passes away in the U.S.?  Usually, there is nothing that stops such an individual’s estate from being distributed. Unfortunately, […]

  • Posted on: Apr 14 2020
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6 Things Every Newlywed Couple Should Consider in an Estate Plan

Marriage is a joining of two lives. From bank accounts to taxes, couples begin to combine their assets and benefits. But while most newlyweds think of many of these issues, few give thought to the creation of an estate plan. Contrary to popular belief, estate plans are not only for the rich or aged. In […]

  • Posted on: Jan 20 2020
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The Law Offices of Brian L. Fox, APLC discusses how to create an estate plan for same sex couples.

Estate planning for Same-Sex Couples

Whether or not you and your significant other are married, it may be a good idea to create an estate plan for you both – regardless of sexual orientation. Although estate planning may seem unfamiliar and overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. As the laws in this country continue to evolve, it is often in […]

  • Posted on: Sep 12 2019
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The Law Offices of Brian L. Fox, APLC discusses the importance of estate planning for high-risk professionals

The Importance of Estate Planning for High-Risk Professionals

No matter who you are and what you do for a living; you can always be exposed to lawsuits. But while everyone has the potential to defend against a claim, some professionals are more likely to do so than others. Individuals such as doctors, lawyers, business owners, and financial advisors are more inherently exposed to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2019
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Own a Business? Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

When most of us think of an estate plan, we think of a personal document used to distribute our many personal assets after we are gone. However, estate plans can also serve other people, such as business owners. Every business owner can benefit from putting together an estate plan in order to protect his or […]

  • Posted on: Jul 25 2019
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Four Estate Planning Documents Every CA Resident Should Know About

When many people think about estate planning documents, they often think of a Will. But while that is in fact an important estate planning document, it is certainly not the only one – and not the only one to know about. Estate planning consists of more than just planning. It consists of various legal documents […]

  • Posted on: Jun 9 2019
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