Mind Your Own Business
October, 2022 - Issue #214
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Three Spooky Estate Planning Myths
There's nothing better than a spooky story during Halloween. Here are some myths that can turn your affairs into a horror show:
"Only the wealthy require estate planning."
Modern estate planning is less about your wealth and more about peace of mind. A comprehensive estate plan takes care of yourself and your family after incapacity or death.
"My family knows what I want."
Believing your family will manage your affairs how you want is a scary thought. Even if they want to do so, what is to stop your family members from disagreeing? Even when there is no disagreement, banks, escrow companies and hospitals will not allow your family to take care of your affairs without a document giving them legal authority. If your family needs to go to court, then it doesn't matter what you want. The default rules of intestacy will apply unless you've created an estate plan.
"My spouse will automatically get everything."
While it is true that marriage gives certain benefits to minimize estate planning, this is more in the way that property is commonly held by a married couple. Any property held in the name of one spouse may still be subject to probate. Even if probate is avoided for the first spouse, it will certainly happen when the surviving spouse passes. Even worse, the family of the first spouse might find themselves excluded from any claims to control or receive distributions from the surviving spouse. An estate plan created during marriage can avoid these issues.
Law Attorney Michael Yeager 471-2177

ESCAPE Theatre Celebrates 20 Years of Musical Magic
ESCAPE proudly presents two or three full-scale productions every year, each featuring over 300 talented kids, youth and teens from the SCV and beyond. They perform at the beautiful Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons with a full, live orchestra, stunning sets and beautiful costumes. On Sunday, October 23, they'll celebrate two decades with an anniversary event featuring
Carrie Manolakos and ESCAPE alumni.
Meet Carrie Manolakos
Carrie is a singer, actress, songwriter and mentor who has been on Broadway starring as Elphaba in "Wicked" and Sophie in "Mamma Mia!" Her film and soundtrack credits include "The Greatest Showman," "Incredibles 2," "Dear Evan Hansen" and more. Her cover of Radiohead's "Creep" went viral with over 4 million views and she has been featured on MTV, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and more. Don't miss ESCAPE's 20-year celebration with Carrie and many of ESCAPE's alumni over the years.

Ready to Call the Harbor "Home?"
Channel Islands is where Santa Clarita residents go to cool off, relax and enjoy the beach lifestyle - close to home. Less than an hour away from Valencia, the close-knit community boasts condos and gorgeous homes right on the channel. Dock your boat, kayak, paddle board, swim, fish and more - all steps from your door! After an especially-hot summer in the SCV, more folks than ever are looking to Ventura County for weekend-home getaways with fresh ocean breezes, lower temps and plenty of local flavor.
Keith & Arlene of Keller Williams Ventura County are your Channel Islands experts. Reach out to learn more about the unique opportunity property ownership in Ventura County presents - and then pack your bags. You're going to your beach house!
Keith & Arlene Keller Williams Ventura County 805-338-4466
courtesy of Infiniti of Valencia
courtesy of Infiniti of Valencia

Infiniti QX60 is the Re-imagination of Luxury
Take a moment to picture the idea of luxury in your mind's eye. Is it commanding, yet elegant? Confidence inspiring, yet sophisticated? Familiar and accommodating, yet exciting and engaging? If you answered yes, you're imagining the Infiniti QX60 Crossover SUV - designed with life and leisure in mind. It's luxury, re-imagined.
Test drive yours today at Infiniti of Valencia. 505-7800

J David's Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Biggest Sale in History
On Friday, September 23, J David's will celebrate 40 years in business with their biggest sale ever - plus an exciting evening of music and fun. Enjoy live jazz with Lance Allyn and Tony Pia of the Doobie Brothers beginning at 6pm - as well as big savings. Buy one item, get another for half off all day on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. J. David's is SCV's finest men's store and has been serving our community since 1982.

Skip the Online GuessingNewhall Specialty Store Boasts Massive Selection of Industrial Safety Toe Boots & Shoes
RJs Work Boots has a large in-stock selection of safety toe, non-safety toe, waterproof and slip-resistant footwear for both men and women. With over 400 different styles in stock, ranging from sizes 3 to 16, you'll find what you're looking for - and be able to try it on for a perfect fit, too. RJs Work Boots offers union and first-responder discounts and are wildland fire boot specialists. The Santa Clarita company's fall selections include new styles from major brands like Keen, Wolverine, Timberland Pro, Thorogood and Reebok.
RJs Work Boots is located in Newhall. 259-1978
courtesy of Valencia Acura
courtesy of Valencia Acura

More Than a Dealership, it's a Friendship
When Don and Cheri Fleming opened the doors of Valencia Acura in 1997, they instilled a culture throughout the dealership to treat guests the same way they would want to be treated. Valencia Acura customers are not just customers - they are friends. The relationships developed with buyers run deeper than sales. As a family-owned and operated car dealership, owner Don Fleming makes certain the friendship doesn't end when a customer drives off the lot. It only begins. The signature friendship experience extends into the award-winning Service and Parts departments, with its highly skilled staff earning high marks in industry expertise and training. Acura has earned a gold-standard reputation for precision performance, crafted style and affordable luxury. At Valencia Acura, the team works to make the dream of owning an Acura a reality while providing the very best car buying experience possible.
Valencia Acura was recently voted "Best Auto Dealer" in the LA Times' 2022 "The Best of the Southland" regional poll covering the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, Simi and Antelope Valleys - as well as Ventura. The dealership now advances to the finals to compete with the top winners in four other Southland regions. If so inspired, voting is open now through September 25 - cast yours at
Valencia Acura 255-3000

Customer Satisfaction is a Paul Davis Restoration Priority
At Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita, customer satisfaction is just as important as putting lives back together - fast - with their "one call does it all" restoration and reconstruction services. "We have internal Paul Davis Restoration metrics and trainings that are all designed to ensure that our clients experience the very best service, from that first phone call to job completion," says Co-owner Joel Moss. "Every Paul Davis team member is thoroughly committed to helping our friends, neighbors and new customers recover their property, homes, businesses - and quality of lives! - as fast and as free from stress as possible."
Paul Davis Restoration of Santa Clarita 310-0884
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