Cecilia A Tsang’s Guides

Cecilia A Tsang

Citrus Heights Trusts Attorney.

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  1. How HIPAA Can Impact Your Estate Plan

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) was enacted in 1996 but its enforcement has become much stricter over the years. Among other things, this law specifically protects any information held by a hospital that concerns health status, provision of health...

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  2. Estate Planning Considerations for Minor Children

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    There are common events which trigger a need for estate planning, one of which is the birth of a child. In my experience, nominating a guardian for the care of a minor child is often the most important yet challenging decision for parents to make. Below are some important issues ...

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  3. Why the Correct Beneficiary Designations are so Important

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    When you purchase a life insurance policy or open a retirement account, there are always pesky beneficiary designation forms which must be completed. For estate planning purposes those forms and designations are crucial. A beneficiary designation lets the administrator or financ...

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  4. Issues to Consider in Nominating a Successor Trustee

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    This is generally one of the most difficult decisions for clients to make next to deciding who should be nominated as guardian of their minor children. The successor trustee is the person (or persons) who shall hold, manage, invest and reinvest the trust assets, collect the inco...

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  5. WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO ESTATE PLANNING?

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    People know that estate planning is something they SHOULD DO, however, it is often put off because there are more immediate concerns and sitting down and talking about death and disability is not something people look forward to. So, when is the right time to do estate planning?...

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  6. When a Conservatorship is Appropriate

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    As estate planning attorneys we advise clients to be proactive in planning for life events such as disability and death. In establishing the proper legal documents before such an event occurs, it allows the clients to decide important issues such as who should be the decision ma...

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  7. What Every Successor Trustee, Agent, and Guardian Should Know

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    Establishing an estate plan is crucial to ensuring that your assets and family are protected and provided for in case of a disability or death. However, education about the estate planning process is also key to ensuring that the plan is carried out effectively. When a loved one...

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  8. Pet Trusts - Providing for Our Furry Family Members

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    Whenever I bring up the idea of a pet trust with clients, I initially receive an incredulous look as a response. This is because, to most people, the idea of a pet trust is associated with people like Leona Helmsley, who left her dog $12 million dollars in her Will. However, pet...

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  9. Common Forms of Title for Real Property and What They Mean

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    How one holds title to their assets will determine the process by which those assets will be administered; whether by contract, operation of law, court action (probate), or privately via trust instructions. It will also determine who will inherit the property whether it is the p...

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  10. ANSWER THESE 10 IMPORTANT ESTATE PLANNING QUESTIONS TO FIND OUT HOW WELL YOUR FAMILY IS PROTECTED

    Written by attorney Cecilia Tsang, almost 3 years ago.

    1. Who do I want to manage my finances and care if I become incapacitated? Will this person have the power to do so? 2. Who do I want to make my medical decisions for me if I unable to do so? Have I made my opinions and wishes clear to my spouse and family to avoid potential co...

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