Sibling inheritance laws and rights are clearly defined in California, and most U.S. states, by probate code intestacy laws. If an individual dies without a will, their surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children are given an inheritance priority. If there are no surviving spouse, domestic partner, nor children, then their surviving parents are next in […]
April 1, 2020 — (As published on Law360) — Among all the government remedies, extensions, trillion-dollar stimulus packages and other pandemic-relief actions being proposed, allowing virtual notaries — as senators on both sides of the aisle have proposed — might not seem like a very significant cause. It is crucially important, however, and here’s why.
Today’s technologies have made contesting a trust easier than you think. We have substantial experience working with remote clients who never physically come into our offices, provide hard-copy documents, and physically never go to court, yet we’ve been able to help them obtain their rightful inheritance and trust distributions. Whatever challenge you may be facing
I have probate notes, do I need a probate lawyer? Probate notes are a normal part of the probate administration process. When you file your Petition for Probate, the probate examiner may issue “probate notes” that ask for additional information or clarification. Then it’s your job to file a supplement to answer the examiner’s questions.
How much does probate cost in California? The price can range quite a bit. In the following, we will discuss three cost levels: Self-administered probate, assisted self-administered probate, and fully-assisted probate by retaining a probate lawyer. How much does probate cost in California? In almost every case, the costs of administering probate are paid
Sending out trust notices can be stressful. Here’s a guide to 16061.7 Trust Notice procedures, plus tips–and when to get a trust attorney. What is a Probate Code section 16061.7 trust notice? When a trust becomes irrevocable, such as when a person passes away or becomes incapacitated, the acting Trustee of the trust must send
How common is contesting a trust? The short answer is that it’s more common than you might think. In fact, we pursue trust contests and help protect clients from family members contesting trusts every day. Each year in the United States, thousands of trusts and wills are disputed in probate court. While the vast majority