Avoid Capital Gains Tax by Building Legacies

From the Desk of San Diego Estate Planning Attorney, Kristina R. Hess Do you have Real Estate, Stock or other Assets that have appreciated significantly? Do you want to sell the asset (maybe you no longer wish to be a landlord), but you’re concerned about the 35+% capital gains tax? …

Family Attorney Kristina Hess Hits Best Seller List with More Than Money

Press Release: Family Attorney, Kristina Hess hits the Amazon.com Best Seller List with “More Than Money” Kristina R. Hess, San Diego-based Estate Planning Attorney, recently hit two separate Amazon.com best seller lists with the new book, More Than Money: Creating a Legacy That Really Matters. San Diego, CA – May …

Gifting to Nieces and Nephews

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (and them) From the Desk of San Diego Trust and Estate Lawyer, Kristina R. Hess  Picture this scenario… You’ve worked hard, saved and managed to accumulate some wealth. You’re not a robber baron by any means but you’re comfortable.  Your siblings haven’t fared as well and …

Empowering the Generations

March Video News From the desk of San Diego Will and Trust Attorney, Kristina R. Hess Greetings Everyone! Happy Spring. I hope you are enjoying the amazing San Diego weather.  If you missed our child guardianship planning and trust workshop last Thursday, March 26th where I shared “7 Easy Steps …

Happy Thanksgiving! Inspiring Generosity

From the Desk of San Diego Probate and Trust Attorney, Kristina R. Hess, of KR Hess Law, PC. Happy Thanksgiving! I say this every year, but Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday.  Expressing Gratitude is so important and allows us to open our minds and hearts to all of our blessings …

Who Would Be Able to Access Your Digital Assets if You Died?

From the Desk of San Diego Estate Attorney, Kristina R. Hess In today’s world, we communicate largely through email and connect with people electronically, on twitter, facebook, instagram, and the like. What happens when you die or become incapacitated? Will your loved ones be locked out of accessing your accounts? …

The Gift of Grace

From the Desk of San Diego Trust and Probate Attorney, Kristina Hess Last week I was writing about 2012 being the year to make big gifts… for some. But maybe you are saying to yourself, that’s great, but I’m not in the multi-million dollar estate range and so the opportunity …

Creating Legacies – Letters that Last

From the Desk of San Diego Trust Attorney, San Diego Estate Planning Kristina Hess: A part of my San Diego estate planning practice includes providing people with the opportunity to record a “legacy” video where they impart life lessons, family history, thoughts for their children or grandchildren.  This is a …