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Month: June, 2015

Protecting Separate Property

June 16, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Divorce Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
In a divorce all property will be presumed to be community.  If there is a dispute about whether property is separate or community, the party who is alleging it is separate has the burden to prove it is his or his separate property.  Separate property is all property brought into a marriage by one of [...]

Powers of Attorney – How to choose your agent.

June 16, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com POA Tags: , , , ,
When choosing who you appoint as your agent to handle your finances through a Power of Attorney, you should choose carefully.  Often people simply choose their oldest child or closest sibling without consideration as to what is needed from an agent.  It is important that you choose someone with high integrity and who is completely [...]

Estates

June 9, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Estates Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
The Personal Representative of an estate is responsible for filing the final income tax return for the deceased.  Income reported is from the beginning of the year to the date of death.  Any post death income is reported by the estate.  Investments and pensions are generally taxed to the person who inherits them.  I always [...]