Author Archives: Lynard C. Hinojosa

Articles by: Lynard C. Hinojosa
Feb 20, 2024

Estate Planning vs Will vs Trust in California: What Is the Difference?

Knowing the difference between estate planning, wills, and trusts is essential for the future of your assets and your family. As you move through life transitions like finding a career, buying a home, and raising a family, you’ll likely accumulate assets. With more assets comes…

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Dec 28, 2023

What Is Trust Litigation in California? 2024

Trusts are an important part of estate planning for many Californians and, when created and managed competently and fairly, live up to their names. Well-managed trusts are a reliable tool for individuals to decide how their assets will be managed, whether during their lifetime or…

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Aug 07, 2023

What Is Estate Litigation in California? 2024

Estate litigation isn’t the flashiest part of the legal system. You likely won’t see battles over someone’s estate on primetime TV or in a Hollywood movie. However, estate litigation serves an important purpose in our legal system, attempting to make sure everyone’s final wishes come…

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May 12, 2023

What Does a California Trust Litigation Attorney Do? 2024

Trusts are one part of estate planning that allows a person to dictate how their possessions and assets should be handled at either a designated time in their life or upon their death. However, trusts are complicated documents that require a lot of exact language…

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Mar 07, 2023

Executor vs. Trustee vs. Guardian in California: What’s the Difference? 2024

It is easy to assume that creating a plan for dividing your assets when you are no longer living is only for wealthy individuals. This is not the case. Estate planning is an important tool for anyone. It allows them to ensure that their loved…

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Feb 03, 2023

California Estate Planning Checklist 2024

Estate planning is essential to ensuring a secure future for yourself and your loved ones. Though it can be difficult for many people to confront, creating a long-term legacy in which you can feel confident is necessary. Your plan will also provide you with medical…

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Nov 12, 2022

How Much Does Estate Planning Cost in California? (2024)

Estate planning is a difficult proposition for many people. It can be very upsetting and stressful to be faced with the need to plan for the end of our lives, as it involves imagining a future for our family and loved ones without us in…

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Aug 24, 2020

How limited conservatorships work for adults with special needs

Conservatorships are valuable tools for adults with diminished capacity and those who love them. A conservatorship can allow family members or other adults to manage certain aspects of someone else’s life when they aren’t capable of doing it for themselves. People who struggle to handle…

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Aug 10, 2020

Challenging a will? Be ready for what comes with it

When you feel that there’s a valid reason to do so, challenging a will is sometimes necessary. Unfortunately, there may be consequences to the process that you may not anticipate. It’s smart to be prepared for what can happen. One of the most difficult things…

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Aug 01, 2020

Why do family feuds erupt over a loved one’s estate?

Estate conflicts rarely end with everyone satisfied with the results. Even worse, they can tear an entire family apart. Even when the estate fight is limited to just a few heirs, the rest of the family may “take sides” and add to the conflicts. So, what…

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