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The Basics of Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

Posted by Mark Ruiz | Jan 16, 2024 | 1 Comment

When planning their Estates, small business owners and self-employed individuals often overlook the fact that their business is in fact an asset. Indeed, estate planning is often associated with personal assets and real property, but for small business owners, it's equally crucial to extend the p...

Estate Planning for Pet Owners in California

Posted by Mark Ruiz | Jan 02, 2024 | 1 Comment

As an Estate Planning attorney, I frequently have clients request that their pets be provided for in their Trust. As a proud owner of a Golden Doodle, I can relate to how pets truly are a part of the family.  Sometimes, people who are non pet owners can't quite relate but for animal lovers, I am ...

The Estate Planning Process Start to Finish

Posted by Mark Ruiz | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

I often have clients who are refferred to me for the purposes of Estate Planning and are curious about how the process works.  Many clients call my office about a Will or a Trust. Generally, the process involves an initial phone interview where I ask high level questions such as if the client is ...

Spousal Property Petitions: an Endrun around Probate

Posted by Mark Ruiz | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I have received inquiries from people who have had a spouse pass away and needed property which was the separate property to be transferred to them.  For instance, imagine the deceased spouse inherited property and the property was titled only in the name of the deceased spouse.  ...

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