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Unfounded Presumptions

I had a middle-aged physician in my office last week. She had just settled a lawsuit that was perfectly defendable, but the insurance company didn’t want to go to trial because it would have been more expensive than just settling the claim. So, she… Read More
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More Presumptions

I have a friend who is having medical problems, at age 62. At one time very wealthy, he now has no income, but owns a very large and valuable piece of ground in Southern California. Unfortunately, it isn’t of a type that can be turned into cash. Th… Read More
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A Huge Estate Planning Error

The other day a client of rather long standing died. He had not only used our services to set up and update his estate plan, from time to time, but had hired me to become the Trustee of his trust upon his death. During our estate plan meetings, he al… Read More
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The Premarital Agreement

Premarital agreements are one of the worst kinds of agreements that attorneys face. That is for two reasons. First, there is a very heavy emotional content that most future wives and some future husbands, feel is insulting and unfair. Second, for tha… Read More
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Plan Ahead and Be Careful

There are a lot of lessons that we try to teach our children. “Yes, Sir,” “No, Sir,” “Thank you,” “You’re welcome,” “Don’t run with scissors, all come to mind.” A really big lesson in life is to plan ahead. Bears and dogs don… Read More
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All Kinds of Trust

I deal with trusts, the entity, on a daily basis. But, let’s back up a little and take a look at what a trust is and then discuss some of the more creative uses of the trust device. The “trust” relationship was created by the courts of medieval… Read More
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How to Get Trapped with Someone Else’s Problems

I had a client recently buy a corporation containing an operating business, against my advice. Once I got to look at the corporate records, I noted a number of problems that could cost my client a lot of money. Let’s start with the understanding th… Read More
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Before opening the doors of Wade Law, San Diego attorney Jessica Wade spent almost ten years as a corporate attorney at two large, prominent law firms in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Her work centered on tackling complex transactional matters and… Read More
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Jay W. Henderson began practicing law in California in 1971. Now Of Counsel to Wade Law, Jay led our predecessor firm, Jay W. Henderson, Ltd., for over 40 years. Jay attended Church College of Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii from 1959 to 1961, where he studied… Read More
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I had a middle-aged physician in my office last week. She had just settled a lawsuit that was perfectly defendable, but the insurance company didn’t want to go to trial because it would have been more expensive than just settling the claim. So, she… Read More
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I have a friend who is having medical problems, at age 62. At one time very wealthy, he now has no income, but owns a very large and valuable piece of ground in Southern California. Unfortunately, it isn’t of a type that can be turned into cash. Th… Read More

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