Avoiding Probate in California: Wills vs Living Trusts

Darlynn Campbell Morgan

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There are a number of reasons why a living trust is preferable to a will in California, including the fact that it is private, it will support your family in the event of your incapacity (remember, your will only kicks in upon your death!) and your family will avoid probate in California. This video explains more.

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