Will Drafting and Estate Planning

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

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How to figure out the market value.

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What is exempt and not exempt.

California is a unique state, and Indian property can make planning ahead confusing. This guide is designed to help you understand the basics of estate planning.

Figuring out how to transfer or inherit property from the person who has died.

What are the legal documents everyone should have to fulfill your wishes while you're alive and after you die?

This guide focuses on situations where the person who passed away had land in his or her name. Specifically the guide examines the situation where a person died who had interest in "trust" land (on a reservation or public domain allotment).

Makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance.

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For the purposes of Medi-Cal eligibility an "annuity" is defined as a "contract to make periodic payments of a fixed or variable sum paid to an annuitant which are payable unconditionally."

Without written protections in place, your "chosen family" will not be legally recognized, and could very easily be questioned or contested by a biological family member.

This guide provides information on AIPRA and how that law affects Indian trust lands (allotments). While this guide does not focus specifically on Estate Planning or Wills, it does provide important information for people who own trust lands about Estate Planning for their property.