Gold Country
Estate Planning Council

An Association of Estate Planning Professionals in Northern California's Gold Country

Find Qualified, Local Estate Planning Professionals

Our member-advisors can help with all of your estate planning needs: legal, tax, financial and more…

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Estate Planning Guides from the State Bar of California

Wondering about estate planning?
These free guides answer your most common questions.

do i need a will?

This guide answers:

  • What is a will?
  • Does a will cover everything I own?
  • What happens if I don’t have a will?
  • Are there various kinds of wills?
  • What if my assets pass to a trust after my death?
  • And much more.

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do i need a living trust?

This guide answers:

  • What is a living trust?
  • What can a living trust do for me?
  • Should everyone have a living trust?
  • Who should be the trustee?
  • And many more…

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This guide answers:

  • What is estate planning?
  • What is involved in estate planning?
  • Who needs estate planning?
  • What is included in my estate?
  • What is a will?
  • And more…

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estate planning professionals

For Estate Planning Professionals

The Gold Country Estate Planning Council offers support to local estate planning professionals with an interdisciplinary approach to education, skill-building, communication, and projects in the field of estate planning, thereby improving the quality of estate planning services offered to the public.

Membership includes lunch meetings the first Wednesday of the month September through May and a listing in our Directory of Estate Planning Professionals.

Download a Membership Application or contact Terry Brown, Secretary to Join.