ESTATE PLANNING BASICS: Wills, Living Trusts, POAs, and the Role of Your Attorney

LEARN THE BASICS

What are the different types of trusts? What is a trust fund? What is a trust account? How do taxes work in a living trust? When should you make a will, and what should be in it? What is a Power of Attorney, and do you really need one? This set of webinars deals with all the basics, including the biggest estate planning mistakes, the most common estate planning issues, and how to work with an estate planning attorney. 

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What Is a TRUST PROTECTOR and Do I Need One?

Trust Protectors can play a vital, but often misunderstood role in estate planning. Our attorneys often build Trust Protectors into cutting-edge trusts to provide much-needed …

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Community Property VS Separate Property?

Community Property VS Separate Property? – Estate Problems

Did you know if you’re married, you may not actually own your house? Home ownership for married couples is an extremely complicated issue. A death …

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Hidden TRAPS in Outdated Living Trusts.

Hidden TRAPS in Outdated Living Trusts – How to Update Now!

Estate plans often go catastrophically out of date—no longer in sync when a spouse passes away, a child gets divorced, or tax laws change. The …

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You MUST UPDATE a Living Trust or Last Will – How-to Guide!

Consider this legal webinar a “date with your documents.” Our expert estate planning attorneys walk you through your existing estate plan documents and identify DISASTROUS …

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How to Fund a Living Trust – AVOID PROBATE

Knowing how to fund a Living Trust in California is vital to avoid COSTLY probate! Don’t treat your Living Estate like a legal junk drawer—make …

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Estate Planning for a Simple Estate

Estate Planning for a “Simple” Estate

Many people ask us, “If I have a simple estate, do I need an estate plan?” CunninghamLegal’s CEO, James L Cunningham explains how a “simple” …

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What is a Power of Appointment? - DEFINED

What is a Power of Appointment? – DEFINED

What is a power of appointment? What is a power appointment in a Living Trust? How does power of appointment affect inheritance? What impact does …

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Estate Planning: What is Power of Attorney?

The phrase “power of attorney” has nothing to do with an attorney! CunninghamLegal’s CEO, and trust administration attorney, James L. Cunningham explains what power of …

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Why Would I Need to Appoint an Independent Trustee?

CunninghamLegal’s CEO, and trust administration attorney James L Cunningham explains what an independent trustee is and why you may need to appoint an independent trustee. …

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Independent Trustees Can PROTECT Heirs

Do you know what an Independent Trustee is or when to use one? Choosing an independent trustee for a Living Trust or Irrevocable Trust may …

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Irrevocable VS. REVOCABLE Trust

Irrevocable VS. REVOCABLE Trust – California Estate Planning

Revocable living trust vs irrevocable trust. Do you know the difference? Protect assets with estate planning and trusts 101; Estate planning attorney explains how a …

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What is Joint Tenancy?

What is Joint Tenancy? Protecting your Loved Ones

Do you know what joint tenancy really is? Joint tenancy isn’t just sharing property! Joint tenancy can be shared real estate, but it can also …

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3 Legal Documents College Kids SHOULD Have!

You’ve bought their books, their clothes, and more school paraphernalia than you knew existed, but one of the best ways to prepare for college is …

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How Living Trusts Work – CRITICAL Estate Planning Simplified

Do you know how Living Trusts work? This simple guide will explain what is a Living Trust, how Living Trusts work, what is a trustee …

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Estate Planning Documents CRITICAL By 55 – Avoid Squabbles

Did you know that when the musician Prince died in 2016 at age 57 he had no will? And guess what: his estate still isn’t …

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How Much Should a Living Trust COST

How Much Does a Living Trust COST? Estate Planning Tips

If you’re like a lot of people, you may know you need a Living Trust, but you’re not really sure why, what a Living Trust …

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The Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes

The Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes

What are the ten top estate planning mistakes made by people when they create (or fail to create) their wills, Living Trusts, retirement accounts, and …

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