Helene P.Dreyer Koch is an estate planning attorney in Indian Wells, California, focusing on Wills, Trusts and Probate. She is also a skilled legal writer and dynamic public speaker. (760) 360-2400.
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Quotation No. 4: “I would rather make my name than inherit it.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
Quotation No. 3: “I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
Quotation No. 2: “Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
Quotation No. 1: “I want to leave my children enough that they feel they can do anything, but not so much that they do nothing.” ~ Warren Buffet
What Happens in the Estate Planning Process After the Initial Consultation. Different lawyers conduct estate planning in different ways. Part One of this post topic explored the initial consultation. This post discusses what happens after that consultation. The basic phases … Continue reading
What Happens When You See a Lawyer About Estate Planning? The basic phases of estate plan creation are: initial consultation; information gathering and planning; drafting; review; and signing. Afterward, there are funding steps and there should be ongoing review and … Continue reading
Estate planning is my favorite area of law. I’ve been a lawyer for more than twenty years and have practiced in several areas of law, including trial work, divorce, public agency law, real estate, business formation, transactions, and appeals. I … Continue reading
Estate Planning for My Pet There are many options for planning for your pets after you die. The only option you don’t have is to direct that your pet be immediately put down. Believe it or not, some people ask … Continue reading
Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy. An estate plan does more than simply pass on your assets. It names someone to care for your assets and pay your bills if you become incapacitated. It names guardians for minor … Continue reading
What is Estate Planning? Estate Planning means several things, but it generally refers to planning for events following your death or incapacity. It means making very important decisions – about your loved ones and about yourself. Most estate plans include … Continue reading