A Primer on Wills and Trusts

From the Desk of San Diego Estate Planning Attorney, Kristina Hess I get questions all the time on wills and trusts.  Below is an introduction to wills and trusts.  Generally, if you own a home or have assets over $150,000, in California you will need a living trust and a …

What Your California Will Really Does

From the desk of San Diego Will Attorney, Kristina Hess What Your California Will Really Does Sally and Sam of Carmel Valley just had a new baby so they went out and created a will where they  named a guardian to raise their son if they die and to distribute …

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 …