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Estate Planning And Probate Law Lawyers In Watsonville California

Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 44,265 at the 2000 census while the population estimate is 50,442 as of 2008. Watsonville is a small farming community on the central coast of California.. The population is the home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds. There is a large Hispanic population, small Yugoslavian group, Phillipino, Caucasian, and Japanese population of people that live and work in Watsonville. The economy centers predominantly around the farming industry. The city is known for growing strawberries, apples, lettuce and a host of other vegetables. The Pajaro Valley has a climate that is usually pleasant year round, about 60 to 70 degrees throughout the year which makes Watsonville an attractive coastal environment for the neighboring inland communities which host very hot summers. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District has an attendance of about 18,000 students kindergarten through 12th grades. There are several private religious based schools in Watsonville like Notre Dame School, Monte Vista Christian and Mt. Madonna School. These schools are also K through 12 and provide an educational option for non-public school families. Watsonville is generally conservative on the political spectrum and average in relationship to the neighboring communities of Salinas, Castroville, and Prunedale. The larger coastal town directly North of Watsonville is the city of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a draw for many young college students who attend Cabrillo Community College or UCSC. Because Watsonville and Santa Cruz are beach towns, it draws many visitors from San Jose and from the inland Valley areas. Like neighboring Salinas in Monterey County, Watsonville produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, primarily apples, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and table mushrooms.

What is estate planning and probate law?

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Estate planning attorneys advise clients on their options for disposition of real and personal property after death, and create any number of necessary documents pertaining to the estate and finances of the client -- including wills and trusts. Estate planning law attorneys also assist clients in setting out their end-of-life health care wishes through living wills and health care powers of attorney.

Answers to estate planning and probate law issues in California


The law dealing with estates governs the passing of the...


In the administration of any estate of a person who has...


When a person dies, someone must step in to wind up the...


An executor is the person you name in your will to handle...


A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called the...


The federal government imposes estate taxes only if your...

Every adult should have a will. A will makes sure that your property goes where you want it to go, and makes the...