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John David Williams

John Williams’s Legal Guides

7 total

  • Legal Resource Links

    Courts oVentura County Superior Court oLos Angeles County Superior Court oU.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central Division Government/General Sites oCalifornia Senate oCalifornia Courts oCalifornia Assembly oCalifornia Home Page oThomas (U.S. Library of Congress) oU.S. Dept. of J...

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  • Avoiding Probate

    How to Avoid Probate and save Thousands of Dollars in Fees and Costs A $1,000,000 estate costs approximately $50,000 to probate and takes about 1 to 2 years. Creating and funding a living trust avoids probate. 1. Estate Distribution Plans: A. Intestate (no will or estate p...

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  • Planning for Medical Care

    In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that every individual has the constitutional right to control his or her medical treatment. Crusan v. Director, Mo. Dept. of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (1990). The Court further held that medical personnel must follow "clear and convincing evid...

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  • Deadline for Filing a Claim

    If you suffer a personal injury, you must file your lawsuit before the applicable deadline, known as the "statute of limitations," passes or your claim will be forever barred. It is therefore of the utmost importance that if you have suffered a personal injury and you believe som...

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  • Vehicle Accident Q&A

    Q: Do I need to hire a lawyer? A: Maybe. In this day and age, even the simplest of car accident cases may require the services of an attorney. Many insurance companies have been known to make settlement of claims, especially claims involving whiplash injuries, very difficult for...

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  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    Identify the witnesses Identify the witnesses (including the responsible party) so there will be someone to support your case if it goes to court. Write down their names and addresses and interview t

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  • Why Plan Your Estate?

    To avoid taxes While many estates will no longer be subject to estate taxes due to increasing exemption amounts, this is still a valid concern for many individuals. Careful estate planning can reduce

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