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Multi-generational estate plans present interesting challenges


People in California often want to plan for their own financial future as well as those of their living heirs, but those with significant assets may have an interest in thinking even further into the future. California residents who want to share their wealth with future generations of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even beyond will want to take the right approach to estate planning, possibly using various trusts to provide a wealth of options and possibilities for any future contingency.

Leaving an IRA for an heir can be complex


People in California may have seen a recent article about the issues involved in leaving an IRA to a person other than a spouse. For many people, an IRA or other retirement account is among their largest and most valuable assets, so it makes sense that people would want their beneficiaries to be able to enjoy this after they are gone. However, a recent Supreme Court case has posed some obstacles that people in this position should be aware of.

Trusts can force your heirs to spend their inheritance wisely


People in California may have seen a recent news editorial on the topic of leaving inheritance to children and other heirs. Everyone wants their future generations to thrive and prosper even after they are deceased, but how can a person make sure their children are going to use that money wisely and not blow it immediately on wasteful spending?

My Sacramento law practice, Michael A. Sawamura, Attorney at Law, focuses on wills, trusts and estate planning law in addition to business law and corporate defense services. My clients include professionals, government employees, small businesses, blue-collar workers and national corporations.

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