Make Your Own California Will

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SphinxLegal, 2003 - Law - 208 pages
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Do you know who will get your property if you die without a will? Safeguard your family from unnecessary grief by leaving a will outlining your specific wishes.

Make Your Own California Will explains California law regarding wills, joint property, and distribution of your estate. Complete with detailed instructions and more than twenty blank forms, this book makes writing your own California will inexpensive and hassle-free.

-Probate Procedures

-Community and Separate Property

-Small Estate Distribution

-Executing Your Will

-Specific Bequests Safekeeping Your Will

Ready-to-Use Forms with Instructions:

-Nomination of Guardian

-Last Will and Testament (17 different versions)

-Simple Will

-Codicil to Last Will and Testament
-and many more...

-California laws and requirements

-Asset roadmap

-Sample completed forms

-Plain-English glossary of terms

-Step-by-step instructions

-Ready-to-use, blank forms
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
Assets
9
Beneficiaries
17
Bequests
27
Selecting the People Who Will Carry Out Your Wishes
35
Executing Your Will
43
Changing and Amending Your Will
47
Safekeeping Your Will
49
Glossary
57
California Statutes
63
Asset Roadmap
73
StepByStep Instructions and Sample Completed Forms
81
Blank Forms
103
Index
195
Ad Pages
197
Back Cover
199

Revoking Your Will
51
Anatomy of Your Will
53

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Douglas E. Godbe has practiced law in California for over 20 years, most recently in Laguna Hills. He is a California State Bar Certified specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law. Mr. Godbe is the author or co-author of several Sphinx Legal Survival Guides, including How to Probate & Settle an Estate in California. Douglas E. Godbe received his JD from the University of San Diego. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in probate, estate planning, and trust law. Godbe has been a speaker for several California Bar Continuing Education programs focusing on Basic Trust Drafting. He has practiced in the areas of probate and estate planning for more than twenty-five years, most recently in Laguna Hills, California.

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