California Wills & Trusts (Drafting System)

The fast, easy way to draft wills, trusts and related documents for your clients. To purchase the network version of this product, please call 800-223-1940.
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To purchase the network version of this product, please call 800-223-1940.

The California Wills & Trusts Drafting System Software operates on the HotDocs® platform, bringing greater flexibility and ease of use to our extensive collection of forms. The Drafting System is a fully automated document assembly product that enables you to create wills, trusts, powers of attorney and related documents by completing an electronic client interview that contains all the specific information the program needs to assemble the appropriate documents, including:

• Wills
• Codicils
• Revocable trusts
• Irrevocable trusts
• Financial powers of attorney
• Health care powers of attorney
• Letters and forms for clients
• And much, much more!

A final document is generated in either Word or WordPerfect (through WordPerfect X7*) so you can make changes and tweaks, plus you can modify the language in the program for custom phrasing or conditions. Standard and specialized forms are included to address a wide variety of your clients' intentions and situations, including forms tailored for Registered Domestic Partners.

Free telephonic and web-based training is included, and tutorials available in the software walk you through the steps so you can use the software with confidence.

Please ask your account representative or call (800) 223-1940 for information on the networked version of the Drafting System.

* Please refer to software and system requirements below.

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Table of Contents

INTAKES (automated information gathering interviews)

Enter Law Firm and Attorney Information
Enter Client and Fiduciary Information


Revocable Trusts and Related Documents

Revocable Trust or Amended and Restated Revocable Trust
Amendment to Trust
Revocation of Trust
Abstract of Previously Drafted Trust
Certification of Trust by Trustees
Certification for Copy of Trust Document

Documents for Transferring Assets to Trust

Trust Transfer Deed
Declaration of Trust Ownership of Personal Property by Settlor(s) Trustee(s)
Letter to Residential Mortgage Holder
Letter to Commercial Mortgage Holder
Letter of Instructions to Financial Institution
Letter of Instructions to Insurance Company
Letter of Instructions to Broker or Transfer Agent (and Assignment of Stocks or Registered Bonds)
Assignment of Bearer Bonds
Assignment of Time Share Interest
Assignment of Right to Exercise Stock Option After Death of Settlor(s)
Assignment of Sole Proprietorship
Assignment of Promissory Note Held by Settlor(s)
Assignment of Deed of Trust Held by Settlor(s)

Will, Synopsis, and Codicil


Powers of Attorney and Related Documents

Durable Power of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directive
HIPAA and CMIA Authorization
Notice of Revocation and Transmittal Letter
Durable Power of Attorney Statutory Warning and Advance Health Care Directive Explanation

Irrevocable Trusts and Related Documents

Life Insurance Trust
Notice of Crummey Withdrawal Right
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT)
Section 2503(c) Trust for Children or Grandchildren
Special Needs Trust for Child, Parent, or Other Person
Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT)

Miscellaneous Estate Planning Documents

Spousal Property Agreement
Attorney-Client Contract
Conflict of Interest Disclosure-Attorney Represents Both Spouses
Cover Letter to Client Transmitting Synopses and Document Drafts
Follow-up Letter Reminding Client to Review Estate Plan
Certificate of Independent Review
Notice and Acknowledgment of Deposit of Estate Planning Documents

Printable Client Intake Forms (unautomated)

General Client Information
Asset Documentation