Category: "Probate Law"

As a pretermitted child, you likely have legal rights to an estate inheritance. Here’s a simple guide to help you get started in the process to get your inheritance. What is a pretermitted child or omitted child? A pretermitted child simply is a child who was born to a decedent after the decedent’s will or […]

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As a pretermitted spouse, you likely have legal rights to an estate inheritance. Here’s a simple guide to help you get started in the process to get your inheritance. What is a pretermitted or omitted spouse? A pretermitted spouse simply is someone who married decedent after his or her will or trust was created or […]

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There are five basic instances that you may have to go to Los Angeles Superior Probate Court: 1. To file a petition for probate, 2. To attend your probate hearing, 3. To clear probate notes for your petition to be approved, 4. To update the probate court judge on the status of your administration, and […]

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One of the most popular things clients look for in a probate attorney is location, preferably a “probate lawyer near me”. Well, here are six reasons I’d want a probate lawyer near me, plus one big reason I’d choose a probate attorney even hundreds of miles away from me. 6 Reasons to choose a local […]

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What are the duties of a trustee in California? California Probate Code outlines Trustee Duties quite clearly. And now, we’re going to make it even clearer. First off, let’s define some popular terms:   What is a trust? A trust, or living trust, is a document designed to help families avoid legal process, probate, after […]

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Contesting a will is more common than heirs, beneficiaries and executors may think. We tell our clients every day: Disputing a loved one’s will or trust does not make you a bad person. All too often wills resulted from interference from a loved one or an interloper. We work with heirs, beneficiaries, administrators, executors, and […]

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When a person passes away, their assets must be disbursed in a manner consistent with state laws and following the directions they put forth when they were alive, as stated in their will. A probate lawyer guides the executor of will or beneficiaries of an estate through the probate process: From identifying estate assets and […]

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