One of the main benefits of estate and trust planning according to lawyers in Santa Barbara County is the avoidance of probate proceedings. But what does that mean? And why should you want to avoid probate in the first place? The main reason to avoid probate in Santa Barbara County is simply that it’s a…

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As a Santa Barbara trust lawyer, I’ve found that most people do not understand the serious privacy intrusions that their family can face if they die without a Living Trust. Here in California and across the country, if you pass away without a Living Trust, all of the details about your family’s inheritance and what…

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