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TRENT C. MARCUS

15 02, 2008

Wise Estate Planning

By |2008-02-15T15:04:40+00:00February 15th, 2008|Law|0 Comments

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most [...]

11 02, 2008

People are Good

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 11th, 2008|Life|0 Comments

Every night, as I exit the parking lot where I work, I have to make a right turn.  Because of road work, I have to wait for a car to let me into the line.  Often, those cars have been backed up for 2-3 signal cycles.  Inevitably, a good citizen will slow down and wave [...]

18 12, 2007

The Other Wise Man

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00December 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Every Christmas season, I enjoy listening to the Soul Train Christmas Starfest CD and I really enjoy reading The Other Wise Man, by Henry Van Dyke. This is a story, written in 1895, about a fourth wise man who journeyed to find the Christ and encountered truth and perspective along the way. It's a great [...]

18 12, 2007

The Public Trust

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00December 18th, 2007|Law, Life|0 Comments

When it rains, it pours. I don't remember ever learning about, discussing, or understanding the Public Trust.  However, this week it has been referenced three times. The Public Trust is the notion that the public has a certain confidence in the powers and decisions that reside with government officials...a trust that "they" will do what [...]

25 11, 2007

My First Tooth

By |2007-11-25T20:41:33+00:00November 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|3 Comments

I was recently honored in being able to pull my first tooth. Normally, this privilege is reserved for my wife (the gentle choice), my brother (the popular choice) or the school nurse (the emergency choice). However, this time, my son, Fischer wanted me to pull it...and it made me feel great. So as not to [...]

25 11, 2007

‘Tis the Season

By |2007-11-25T20:18:05+00:00November 25th, 2007|Law, Life|0 Comments

While I was putting up some Christmas lights today (we're going with the "less is more" approach), I was wondering if there were any laws regulating the use or abuse of lights during the Holiday season. Apparently, in California, there are no restrictions against Christmas lights, as long as you don't live in San Diego [...]

20 11, 2007

Books I am reading

By |2007-11-20T21:53:21+00:00November 20th, 2007|Lists|0 Comments

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor - Not bad.  Funny at parts.  Clever.  He's one of my favorite writers and I'll read anything he writes.  This one isn't one of his best. Bluebird Rising by John DeCure - just finished it.  This author writes good novels about a surfing lawyer living in the OC. unchristian by David [...]

11 11, 2007

Veteran’s Day

By |2007-11-11T20:38:21+00:00November 11th, 2007|Life|0 Comments

Tomorrow, our country will celebrate Veteran's Day...a day to thank and remember those who have served in any of the branches of our military. Today, our church recognized and applauded the 20 or so Veterans who were present at the service. It was a lengthy applause...appropriately so. My Dad is a veteran. He was drafted [...]

7 11, 2007

Questions to ask your parents

By |2007-11-07T21:19:07+00:00November 7th, 2007|Law, Life, Lists|0 Comments

Have you done your estate planning...Wills, Trust, Power of Attorney for financial matters, Power of Attorney for Health Care? Where do you keep your original documents? Do you have a list of all of your bank accounts, investment accounts and retirement accounts? Have you designated who gets "specific gifts" (the things us kids will fight [...]

7 11, 2007

When to review your estate plan

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00November 7th, 2007|Law, Lists|0 Comments

The family tree changes (marriages, births, deaths, divorce) Children turn 18 Starting a new business Changing jobs Entering Retirement Facing a serious illness Buying Life Insurance Moving out of California Purchasing real property or time shares Wanting to make charitable gifts Changing your mind about distributions Your Trustees/Executors/Guardians move away