The Basics of Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts

From the Desk of San Diego Will and Trust Attorney, Kristina Hess: Sometimes, when I talk with people in San Diego, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, and La Jolla about estate planning, they are confused about the difference between a will and a trust and want to …

Why a Living Trust? San Diego Trust Attorney

The Nitty Gritty of Revocable Living Trusts A revocable living trust is a trust that holds assets.  It is what’s called a “grantor trust” in the San Diego estate planning business.  That means that the beneficiary of the trust is the same person who created the trust.  Revocable living trusts …

Why Trusts Fail

From the desk of Kristina Hess, Estate Planning Attorney in beautiful San Diego (Del Mar/Carmel Valley area to be exact!)… but serving all of San Diego County and California (virtually)… The question of the day is… Why Trusts Fail. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “I didn’t know trusts …

The Danger of Do-It-Yourself Wills and Living Trusts

From the Desk of Carmel Valley (San Diego) Trust Attorney, Kristina Hess Here is what you need to know if you have been tempted or, if like me (before my current profession) have attempted to prepare your own will, trust, or other estate planning documents. Buyer Beware — you get …