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Clark Allison: Clark is an an estate planning and small business attorney, husband and dad living in El Dorado Hills, California. His law firm, Clark Allison LLP, provides straight forward and hassle free estate planning, trust administration and small business services to the Sacramento, Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas. Watch the Video | Follow Clark on Twitter  | Contact Clark.


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Confused old man
06
Sep

Warning – Disinheriting a Child

Every estate planning attorney has a few clients that play the revolving beneficiary game with their estate plan. They get mad at a child (often for…

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Sutter Street
05
Sep

Charlotte’s Web at Folsom Sutter Street Theatre

The Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom is presenting Charlotte's Web each weekend in September and the first weekend in October. Click here for tickets. Directed by…

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Judge
29
Apr

Fund Your Trust

The California courts are becoming quite lenient in ruling that assets are in a trust. Here is the State Bar of California Trust and Estate Section's…

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January
10
Jan

2016 New Year’s Resolution – Protect Your Family

The fresh start that comes with the turn of the calendar is a good time to take simple steps to protect your family. If you already…

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15
Dec

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (But She Had a Living Trust) – Now What?

Every year we tend to get a lot of new trust administration clients in November and December. Most people know that if their parent or grandparent…

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EDMT
15
Nov

Taking Care of Your Family

This afternoon I will watch El Dorado Musical Theater's (EDMT's) wonderful production of A Christmas Carol for the sixth time. Yes, my daughter is in the…

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EDMT3
08
Nov

El Dorado Musical Theater A Christmas Carol

El Dorado Musical Theater's (EDMT) A Christmas Carol is amazing. Don't miss the ghost of Marley zombie dance number. We are lucky to have this Broadway…

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2016
23
Oct

2016 Estate and Gift Tax

The IRS has released the 2016 estate and gift tax figures. The Estate Tax Applicable Exclusion amount will be $5,450,000 (2015 is $5,430,000). The top Federal…

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caPostWhyEstatePlan
22
Feb

What Is an Estate Plan and Why You Need One – Part 1

An estate plan is simply a set of legal documents that instruct your loved ones how to manage your assets when you pass away, and if…

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28
Dec

2015 Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions

The 2015 estate and gift tax exemption will be $5,430,000 per person, or $10,860,000 for a married couple. (In 2014, it was $5,340,000 per person.) You…

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