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Jennifer Louise Mispagel

San Jose Probate Attorney.

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  1. Two Reasons Why Your Family Business May Need a Business Succession Plan

    Written by attorney Jennifer Mispagel, almost 4 years ago.

    According to the Small Business Administration, about 90 percent of all U.S. businesses are family owned and controlled. Unfortunately, only about 30 percent of these businesses pass successfully to the second generation. What is worse is that only about 15 percent of those then...

  2. The Importance of an Advance Health Care Directive

    Written by attorney Jennifer Mispagel, almost 4 years ago.

    An advance health care directive is a written instrument that describes your health care wishes in the event of your incapacity or injury. It serves to inform family members and healthcare professionals about your wishes and desires when you are unable to do so. The importance o...

  3. What are Some Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust?

    Written by attorney Jennifer Mispagel, almost 4 years ago.

    If you are confused about the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust, you are not alone. In fact, they do have some similarities. For example, both revocable and irrevocable trusts allow the settlor (person putting assets in the trust) to distribute or transfer th...

  4. Estate Planning Considerations for Blended Families

    Written by attorney Jennifer Mispagel, almost 4 years ago.

    Creating a successful estate plan for blended families can be extremely complicated for a number of reasons. First, it is often challenging for spouses to identify and agree on who should be the named beneficiaries. For example, a spouse who has children from a prior marriage m...

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