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April 14, 2023
A living trust may help avoid probate in California

A Living Trust May Help Avoid Probate in California

The probate process in California can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining for the loved ones left behind. Fortunately, a powerful legal tool exists which offers a solution to this problem: the living trust. A living trust is a special instrument that exists at the crossroads of law and finance, allowing you to transfer ownership of your assets to a special, legally recognized entity—your trust—during your lifetime. After you pass, the assets in the trust […]
March 18, 2023
What happens if you can't find the will?

What Happens If You Can’t Find the Will?

Sometimes, an individual dies without making a will. This person is considered to have died intestate. Often, it is unclear if they made a will at all. The first thing to establish is whether the will exists or not. In some cases, a person who is not the deceased or the executor may have the will. They may have filed it with the superior court. If you find this to be the case, then a […]
March 12, 2023
Tips for dividing your California estate without dividing your family

Tips for Dividing Your California Estate Without Dividing Your Family

It is incredibly difficult for a family to come together in the shadow of a loved one’s death. It can be even more difficult to have a respectful and clear conversation about finances. This combines one of the greatest tragedies any of us is likely to face with the stresses of money management. This can lead to a lot of conflict and animosity. Even the best of us can have trouble with either of these […]
March 11, 2023
How long does probate take in California?

How Long Does Probate Take in California?

Sometimes, when a loved one or other relative dies, there are other conditions, either in the will or around a will, that require the court to become involved in the process. Probate is the process by which the court settles an estate. Probate can occur for many reasons. These include proving the validity of a will, settling debts and taxes, or appointing a legal representative for the deceased. In complicated situations, it can also be […]
February 14, 2023
Ancillary probate 101: What is it?

Ancillary Probate 101: What Is It?

Evaluating property and determining who receives it is an important part of the probate process. Sometimes, if a decedent owned property in multiple states, the process of ancillary probate must be initiated to settle the estates in those states. Although seemingly confusing, ancillary probate can be easy to understand. What Is Ancillary Probate? During the probate process, a decedent’s assets are divided between the beneficiaries named in their will. Secondary probate, also referred to as […]
February 12, 2023
What California parents should know about limited conservatorships

What California Parents Should Know About Limited Conservatorships

When drafting a will, parents of younger children will typically name individuals who will become the guardians of those children if the parents pass away. For those who are caretakers of adults who are unable to live independently, it is imperative to understand and establish a limited conservatorship for these loved ones. This can reinforce the independence they need to live fulfilling lives. What Is a Conservatorship? In a conservatorship, the court assesses the fragility […]
February 11, 2023
Reasons for probate litigation in California

Reasons for Probate Litigation in California

When closing an estate, contacting heirs, dividing assets, and settling debts owed by the grantor are expected parts of the process. For some estates, going through the probate process may be necessary to finalize asset divisions or accounts related to the estate. Depending on the estate, and the assets in the estate plan, this process may be expedited or unnecessary. However, with most estates going through probate, understanding the process is crucial. What Is Probate? […]
January 17, 2023
How do you know if you are named in a will in California?

How Do You Know If You Are Named in a Will in California?

Planning for an estate can be difficult and time-consuming. There are countless decisions that need to be made, paperwork that must be filled out, and other necessary steps to complete. One of the major choices that must be made is who will be named a beneficiary in the will. When all decisions have been made and the will has been finalized, the individual is free to tell whomever they want about it. In some cases, […]
January 16, 2023
What revokes a will in California?

What Revokes a Will in California?

Planning for the eventual end of your life can give you and your family some peace of mind. Creating a will or a trust will help protect your assets and also provide financial or material support for loved ones when you are gone. There are many different decisions that go into creating a will. You must decide which assets to give to which people and who will be in charge of carrying out your wishes. […]