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Manya Deva Natan
Manya Deva Natan is a California Bar Certified attorney with the law firm of SSS Legal & Consultancy Services located in Calabasas, CA. Her practice focuses on International Estates, Trusts and Estates, Asset Protection, Trust Administration, and more. Manya received her law degree from Stanford University, as well as a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has completed extensive course-work and training in the areas of mental, physical, and emotional health, including being a published author. She is the founder of two publishing-based companies related to health and wellness and has particular interest in the legal and financial components of health and their importance in integrated health. She has appeared multiple times on Good Morning America and is regularly contacted by national media outlets for commentary.
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Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Protecting Your Beneficiaries’ Interests

One misconception people have about life insurance is that naming beneficiaries is all you have to do to ensure the ...

How You Can Build an Estate Plan that Includes Asset Protection – Part 2

Divorce One of the last things you want to have happen to the nest egg you’ve saved is for your children ...

How You Can Build an Estate Plan that Includes Asset Protection – Part 1

Much of estate planning has to do with the way a person’s assets will be distributed upon their death. But ...

5 Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Nature of Estate Planning

When you hear the phrase “estate plan,” you might first think about paperwork. Or your mind might land on some ...

How to Build Freedom From Court Interference Into Your Estate Plan

It’s clear why you might want to avoid court involvement in your estate for financial reasons, knowing that probate can ...

Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing ...

New Legislation Could Mean the End of Estate and GSTT Taxes

What This Means for You and Your Family On January 24, 2017, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017, or H.R ...

A Powerful Exercise to Surface the Values You Want to Pass on to the Next Generation

Every one of us receives and passes on an inheritance. The inheritance may not be an accumulation of earthly possessions ...

How to Choose a Trustee

When you establish a trust, you name someone to be the trustee. A trustee does what you do right now ...

Who Should Be Your Successor Trustee?

If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your ...

Caution: Your Traditional Asset Protection Plan is Set Up to Fail

You may be surprised to learn that you already have asset protection in place. In fact, you probably have one ...

The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Them

No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some ...

AB Trusts – Do You Need to Get Rid of Yours?

Are you married and is the last time you and your spouse updated your estate plan more than a few ...

The Shocking Truth About Asset Protection Planning

Some view asset protection planning with a skeptical eye. They believe there is a moral obligation to pay one’s debts. They think ...

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

If you’re reading this, you need an estate plan. Why? The short answer is “Everyone, age 18 and older needs ...

How to Pick a Trustee, Executor, and Agent Under a Power of Attorney

While the term fiduciary is a legal term with a long history, it very generally means someone who is legally ...

Better to Play it Safe: Proactive Estate Planning and Cognitive Impairment

Most financially savvy individuals begin planning their estate when they’re in peak mental shape. The idea that this might change ...

Got Stuff? George Carlin Says You Need An Estate Plan!

George Carlin would have been a great pitchman for estate planning. You may remember his stand-up routine on “stuff.” We ...

How to Align Insurance with Your Estate Plan

If you’re like most folks, you use a variety of insurance products to manage risk and protect you, your family, ...

The Real Life Perils of Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

With the number of online and do-it-yourself (DIY) legal providers continuing to grow and advertise heavily, you may be wondering ...

The Value of Having a “Life Plan” in Estate Planning

All too often, estate planning is viewed as a transaction; just sign here, here, and here on a document: will, ...

Why Does a Living Trust Cost More than a Will?

Yes, you will likely invest more in trust-based planning than will-based planning because you get a whole lot more value ...

Impacts of the Trump Presidency on Estate Planning: Your Quick Guide

It’s official — the Electoral College voted on December 19, 2016, essentially completing the 2016 presidential election cycle. With that ...

How to Avoid High Octane Stress and Organize Information for Your Family

Think, for just a few moments, about what would happen if you suddenly became incapacitated or died. Would your spouse ...

Will You Make these 5 Tragic Yet Common Estate Planning Mistakes?

We see tragedy on a day-to-day basis because good, caring folks make these horrid estate planning mistakes regularly. Will you?   1 ...

Why Factoring Long-Term Care Into Your Estate Plan Pays Off

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away ...