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Wondering if You Should Get an Irrevocable Trust in Response to Prop 19? For Most Families, Probably Not.

By Rachel Puryear, Semi-Retired Attorney, Legal Geek, Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway (DRE 02099554) Since the passage of Prop 19 in California, I have had several inquiries about what the new law means for families interested in estate planning. I have also noticed a trend of people asking if they should get an irrevocable trust, in order to avoid…

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If You’re Married and Buying a Home in CA, Here’s a Way to Title Your House for a Capital Gains Advantage

By Rachel Puryear, Attorney and Founder of Legal Document Helpers Buying a home is an exciting milestone for any couple! One of the little details you might not think about until it’s time to sign papers, though, is how to title your home. The papers you sign will include a form where you select how…

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? This Benefit Can Tide You Over.

By Rachel Puryear, of Legal Document Helpers It’s bad enough to get hurt at work. It’s even worse when you cannot get workers’ compensation benefits following your injury. (Workers’ compensation benefits include payments to an injured worker in the form of wage replacement payments, paying for medical care, and compensation for long term impairment.) Reasons…

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CA Supreme Court Gives a Hand Up to Future Bar Exam Takers. This is a Good Thing for All of Us.

By Rachel Puryear, Attorney at Law This past Thursday, the California Supreme Court determined via a letter to the State Bar that the next Bar Exam would take place online, on October 5-6. This is for the purpose of having a socially-distanced Bar Exam. Normally, the Bar Exam takes place in a large room, with…

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