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4 Ways to Avoid Probate

4 Ways to Avoid Probate | Werner Law Firm

When life ends, we leave what we own behind. Yet, what we own cannot easily be distributed without a legal documented plan behind where it must go. The law provides several ways in which to help predetermine how we would like to pass on our property and our belongings – but some ways may be […]

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What It Means to Fund a Trust, Why It’s Important

What It Means to Fund a Trust, Why It's Important | Werner Law Firm

A trust is only worth what you fund it with – so if you decide not to fund your trust, it is effectively useless. Yet even only selectively funding your trust or neglecting to add new assets to your trust can present issues in your estate planning process, and leave your loved ones with several […]

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Top 4 Legal Matters Best Handled by an Attorney

Top 4 Legal Matters Best Handled by an Attorney | Werner Law Firm

Lawyers can be very helpful. They are knowledgeable in the law, they can advocate for your rights, they will fight to see justice done on your behalf, and they can help you ensure that you come out of a terrible situation in the best possible way. The one biggest reason why people hesitate when calling […]

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Living Trusts vs. Wills

Living Trusts vs. Wills | Werner Law Firm

When life ends, we lose our need for material wealth. While no one knows what lies beyond a grave, we do know that our properties and belongings will not do us much good – and instead, we seek to pass these on to the next generation. However, the world of property laws and ownership is […]

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The Whys, Whens and Hows of Probating a Will

The Whys, Whens and Hows of Probating a Will | Werner Law Firm

In the state of California, there is no deadline for probating a will. However, that does not mean it is a good idea to delay the process more than is necessary. There are other deadlines to meet in the inheritance process, and understanding how time limitations work can save you a lot of trouble and can […]

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Planning for Tomorrow, Today

Estate Planning: Plan Today For A Better Tomorrow | Werner Law Firm

Life happens in a flash. Yet with the pace of living today, we hardly seem to have time to think about the future. If it is not one thing, then it is another – most families struggle with creating a clear plan of action for the future, instead focusing on the here and now to […]

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Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road

Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road | Werner Law Firm

The roads of the United States are a dangerous place, in comparison to many other public places. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians and 818 bicyclists were killed in crashes with automobiles, highlighting the risk of being a pedestrian. Accidents will always happen, in some capacity – yet the research shows that pedestrian fatalities have been on […]

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4 Smart Steps to Take Before Hiring a Lawyer

4 Smart Steps to Take Before Hiring a Lawyer | Werner Law Firm

Seeking legal counsel is usually the smart thing to do, but regardless of what kind of a situation you find yourself in, there are preparations to make before you elect to seek out a lawyer for your troubles. Knowing how and what to do before you meet up with your prospective legal professional can save […]

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What’s the Value of Estate Planning?

What's the Value of Estate Planning? | Werner Law Firm

It’s hard knowing you will not be around forever. Contemplating mortality is a concept as old as mankind itself, and it will continue to be one of our most contentious topics of thought. However, at some point, we all must acknowledge that life ends – and when it does, things must keep on moving. It […]

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Accidents: When Should You Get a Lawyer?

accidents | Werner Law Firm

There were over 2.31 million injuries related to car accidents in 2013, a figure that has been steadily rising for decades, while dropping more recently. While it is a staggering statistic, new innovations such as self-driving cars and modernized public transport solutions may make our roads safer. Innovations in data and oversight help make construction […]

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