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What is a Durable Power of Attorney in California, and Do I Need One?


  Understanding and effectively utilizing the power of attorney (POA) is an important part of estate planning for every Californian. However, a California durable power of attorney is often a…

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Do I Need a California Medical Power of Attorney?


In an ever-evolving legal landscape, understanding the intricacies of the Power of Attorney (POA) in California is crucial, especially when it comes to medical matters. This comprehensive overview is provided…

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When to Start Estate Planning in California: A Guide Through Your Decades


Understanding when to start estate planning in California is crucial to securing your legacy and ensuring your loved ones are protected. In California, where the laws are unique, and the…

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How a Living Trust in California Can Reduce Estate Taxes


As part of the estate planning process, it’s necessary to determine what documents are needed for estate planning.  For most California residents, having a living trust is imperative.  One reason…

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How to Create a Living Trust in California


  Your estate plan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in life. A living trust is a legal document that allows individuals to maintain control over their…

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What Documents are Needed for Estate Planning?


Crafting a good estate plan is a pivotal step in safeguarding your assets and ensuring they’re distributed according to your wishes upon your departure. Shoup Legal, estate planning attorneys in…

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Why Does Probate Take So Long? Understanding the Probate Process


If you are the executor of an estate or a beneficiary waiting to receive inherited assets, you may be wondering, how long is the probate process? The entire proceeding can…

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Probate Fees in California: What Families Need to Know


Probate can be an expensive and time-consuming process for families in our state. This article provides a guide to California probate fees – how they are calculated, what charges are…

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Can a Will Help You Avoid Probate in California?


If you’re considering estate law issues in California, you may have heard about the probate process and its potential complexities. A common question that arises is whether having a will…

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What to Expect from a Probate Attorney in California


The prospect of dealing with probate can seem overwhelming, especially during a time when emotions are already running high due to the loss of a loved one. As experienced estate…

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An Overview of the Probate Process in California


Are you facing the challenging process of probating an estate in California? Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one or preparing for your own estate’s future, understanding…

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Shoup Legal Ranks on the 2023 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies


Shoup Legal Ranks on the 2023 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies MURRIETA, CA – August 15, 2023 – Inc. revealed today that Shoup Legal ranks No. 3968 on the…

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