Category Archives: Estate Planning

Copyrights: Estate Planning Conundrum

If you own a copyright and need to estate plan, you’re in good company:  James Joyce, Walt Disney, C.S. Lewis, and Andy Warhol faced your same dilemma.  Although the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act generously extended the length of … Continue reading

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Online Passwords: Who will log-in when you cannot?

By Kimberly Napolitano Passwords are tricky beasts.  Given the proliferation of password requirements to do anything from sell stock to buy movie tickets to see your friend’s vacation photos, we are all inundated with passwords.  Some require a number, some … Continue reading

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Expecting an Inheritance? Already Got One? Get Advice!

By Kimberly Napolitano One of the greatest aspirations of parents is to leave an inheritance for their children.  Whether you receive your inheritance from a parent, grandparent, extended family or a friend, you need to be very careful what you … Continue reading

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What are Estate Taxes?

Estate (Taxes Imposed upon Decedent’s Estate) Tax Rates Are Based on Valuation of Estate You should periodically review the value of your estate with a Certified Public Account (CPA). The Internal Revenue Service values your estate by adding together the … Continue reading

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What is Probate in California?

Who is subject to Probate? In California, a person who passes with a total of more than $150,000 in personal and real property or more than $50,000 in real property held in their individual name (not the name of a … Continue reading

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