Designating A Guardian For Your Minor Child

Many people delay setting-up their estate plan for a whole host of reasons (e.g., “I’m too young,” “I have more important things to address now,” “estate plans are only for wealthy people,” etc.).  I find that one issue that causes people to “bite the bullet” and begin the estate planning process is the need to.. read more →

Obituary Writing 101: What Not To Write in a Loved One’s Obituary

An obituary is a written notice reporting a person’s death that is generally published in the local newspaper where the person resided at the time of his or her death. It typically contains the highlights of the deceased person’s life, information about his or her surviving family members and information about the funeral or memorial.. read more →

13 Apr 2012

2012 Is A Great Year To Make Gifts

The estate and gift tax law is constantly changing.  In 2012, this law is very favorable for anyone inclined to make gifts to family members or friends.  Generally, any transfer of cash or other assets that you make to another person without consideration during your lifetime is subject to gift tax and the requirement that.. read more →

Every Californian Needs An Advance Health Care Directive

You may recall the name Terri Schiavo even though it’s been more than 20 years since her name was initially featured in the national headlines. Terri’s situation sparked widespread discussion and legal debate regarding her husband’s right to terminate her life support.  The legal battle that ensued in her matter demonstrated how important it  is.. read more →

Why do we know the intimate details of Whitney Houston’s estate?

I, like everyone else, was surprised and sad to hear that singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48.  Whitney was not married at the time of her death and was survived by her only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, age 19.  Naturally, as a celebrity, people are interested in.. read more →

What happens to lucky lottery winners? Some wind up in court.

Lotto fever recently spread throughout California when the Mega Millions lottery jackpot reached a high of $656 million – the world’s largest jackpot to date.  Unfortunately, no one in California won the big prize.  When we experience high lottery jackpots like this one, I sometimes wonder what happens to the lucky winners after they claim.. read more →

Welcome to Druckerlaw.com

Welcome to Drucker Law Offices’ first official blog entry. We are thrilled to announce the opening of Drucker Law Offices’ druckerlaw.com. We practice exclusively in: Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Conservatorships, and Trusts & Estates Litigation. Check out our Attorney Profiles, Practice Areas, and FAQ sections for more information. Feel free to reach out to.. read more →