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Mary Cataldo Featured in North County Lawyer

Mary Cataldo, a partner at White and Bright, LLP, was featured in the October/November 2022 Issue of North County Lawyer. Cataldo’s article, Penal Code Section 496(C) and Treble Damages in Probate Actions, explores the implications of the recen… Read More
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Attorney Elizabeth Baker Joins White and Bright

White and Bright, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth Baker as the firm’s newest associate attorney. Ms. Baker will add to the firm’s rapidly expanding trust and estates practice, specifically focusing on litigation, prob… Read More
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Three 100 dollar bills are buried in sand on the beach near sea at sunset. Offshore trust concept.

Why Offshore Trusts Do Make Sense

An offshore trust is an essential planning tool that can help ensure your assets are protected and your wealth is preserved for your loved ones in the future. However, you might be wondering whether it is worthwhile to set up a trust in a foreign jur… Read More
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Attorney Bridget Burns Promoted to Partner

White and Bright, LLP, a Southern California-based real estate law, estate planning, and probate law firm, has announced the promotion of Bridget Burns, who specializes in asset protection, estate planning, and probate, from senior counsel to partner… Read More
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Different Types of Trusts Used in Estate Planning

Whether your objective is to minimize estate taxes, ensure financial privacy, preserve your family’s wealth, or distribute property more easily to your loved ones, trusts are an integral tool in estate planning. In California, there are a multiple… Read More
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Sunrise at the beach of reasons to set up a Cook Islands trust.

5 Reasons to Set Up a Cook Islands Trust

There are several reasons to set up a Cook Islands trust; as these factors have gained traction, the Cook Islands have emerged as one of the most popular jurisdictions for setting up offshore trusts. A Cook Islands offshore trust structure provides s… Read More
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myths about offshore trusts

Myths About Offshore Trusts

Myths about offshore trusts are widespread and misleading. An offshore trust is a strategic asset protection tool that can offer various benefits, depending on your objectives. These structures are set up in foreign jurisdictions outside the United S… Read More
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Mary Cataldo Elected to PASD Board of Directors

Mary Cataldo, a partner at White and Bright, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Probate Attorneys of San Diego (PASD). Cataldo will serve on the Board for the 2022-2025 term. Giving Back to the Organization Cataldo first became in… Read More
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How to Contest a Will and When You Should

A last will and testament is a crucial document that distributes an individual’s property in accordance with their wishes when they pass away. If you believe that you were entitled to a larger portion of your loved one’s estate or you were wrongf… Read More
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Probate Court Documents - How to Avoid Probate in California

5 Tips for Avoiding Probate in California

Probate is the legal process by which the court distributes a deceased person’s property to their legal heirs. But as most people are aware, probate proceedings can be lengthy and costly. Importantly, with advance planning, there are several measur… Read More
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