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ESTATE PLANNING

California State Bar Informational Pamphlet – “Do I Need a Will?” Webpage and link to PDF on what a will does, types of wills, how to change a will.
California State Bar Informational Pamphlet – “Do I Need Estate Planning?” Webpage and link to PDF on estate planning, wills, revocable living trusts, probate, tax planning.
California State Bar Informational Pamphlet – “Do I Need a Living Trust?”
Webpage and link to PDF defines the living trust, its advantages and disadvantages.
California State Bar Informational Pamphlet – “Seniors and the Law” 953K PDF document on senior issues: financing, social security, housing, health care, estate planning, debt.
California Statutory Will Form Fill-in-the-blank 13K PDF form designed for single, married or divorced people with relatively small estates.
California Statutory Advance Health Care Directive Form California law on the Statutory Advance Health Care Directive and a fill-in-the-blanks form.
Irrevocable Trusts Article by David A. Solitare describing types and uses of irrevocable trusts in estate planning

TAX LAW

IRS Home Page FAQs, Forms, and other taxpayer resources.
IRS Newsroom Latest federal tax news.
IRS Forms & Publications Federal tax forms and IRS publications.
California Franchise Tax Board Online filing, forms, FAQs.
Tax Analysts Free and subscription tax news provided by a non-profit organization.
Headline Legal News: Estates, Trusts and Tax Law LexisOne compiles tax news from across the nation.

BUSINESS LAW

Forms of Business Ownership Explained Explains advantages and disadvantages of business ownership forms.
Small Business Administration Small business startup guide. Resources on planning, marketing, financing, law, and taxes.
Contract Basics Plain English guide to contracts provided by Business.gov.
Center  for Business Planning Business planning resources
Choosing Your Business Entity Article by David A. Solitare summarizing benefits and drawbacks of incorporating versus forming a limited liability company

GENERAL LEGAL

California Code Search the California Code
California Courts Online Self-Help Center Help find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
FindLaw Comprehensive set of legal resources, including search, cases and codes, legal news, and message boards.
Glossary of Legal Terms Searchable glossary of legal terms

Legal Health Checklist
A guide to the steps to take when you buy a home, get married, have a baby, turn 18, need a lawyer, want a divorce, and more, published by
the State Bar of California.