The Importance of Having a Living Trust in California

When Is a No Contest Clause Ineffective in Probate Court?

The California Court of Appeal just handed down an opinion very strictly limiting the application of a no contest clause ...
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Water Company Ordered to Pay Ojai Playhouse Damages

In 2014, the historic Ojai Playhouse movie theater suffered damage after a water main break caused a flood. Now, a ...
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Personal Injuries During the Summertime

Summertime is definitely a fun time for everyone. But with the added fun comes dangerous situations. Swimming, hiking and bike ...
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Prince’s Estate Planning Issues

The legendary rivalry between superstars Prince and Michael Jackson apparently extends beyond the grave in terms of whose estate is ...
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Using 1031 Exchange Property as a Vacation Home

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to exchange property held for productive use in a trade or ...
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What is Probate in California?

Sitting down and having a discussion about what will happen to your assets and finances after you pass away is ...
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What is Estate Planning?

Planning for distribution of an estate following death is commonly considered a legal process that is only necessary for wealthy ...
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Beware of These Pitfalls When Selling Property in a 1031 Exchange

Looking to trade in an old investment property for something new? Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers ...
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Top Five Estate Planning Items You Shouldn’t Ignore

1. Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exclusion Amounts for 2016 The estate and gift tax exemption amount is presently $5.4 ...
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Estate Planning Tips For Modern Families

Estate planning can be a difficult topic for families to discuss. However, good communication can help ensure that family members ...
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Cristian R. Arrieta, Lowthorp Richards McMillan Miller & Templeman, A Professional Corporation, 300 E. Esplanade Drive Suite 850, Oxnard, CA 93036