Entering the world of Wills, Trusts and probate can be confusing. One of the first questions people often ask is: what is the difference between a Trustee and an Executor? To put it simply, a Trustee is the person who oversees a Trust, while an Executor is the person who oversees a Will, which often


Hi, this is Keith Davidson at Albertson & Davidson.  And in this video, I want to discuss step-parents.  And I don’t mean to disparage step-parents, there’s a lot of very good step-parent and step-child relationships out there.  But, there’s also some

These silly little legal terms tend to cause way more confusion that is necessary.  Why can’t we just call them changeable Trusts and unchangeable Trusts?  That’s be way too easy to understand.  Better yet, let’s call them by their official legal names: Inter-Vivos Revocable Trusts and InterVivo-s (or sometimes Testamentary) Irrevocable Trusts.  That should clear

If you went to the trouble to create a California estate plan that includes a revocable Trust, durable power of attorney for financial assets, and a healthcare directive, you probably have a capacity provision in each of these documents.  The capacity provision says that your successor Trustee or successor agent (under the durable power of

If you are one of those forward thinking people who incurred the time, effort, and expense of creating an estate plan that includes a California Trust (living Trust or revocable Trust–they’re the same thing), have you ever looked at it since its creation?  Did you know that your estate plan can become less valuable and your

Fifty years ago, most assets passed from an individual who died to his or her family by way of Probate (by Will or Intestacy both of which require Probate). Probate is a strict, expensive and time-consuming Court process that must be completed before assets can ultimately being transferred to family members.

But today, we own