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How to Remove a Successor Trustee

Removing a successor trustee is possible, and generally requires filing a petition for removal, while working with a trust litigation attorney. For trust litigators, a common question is whether a successor trustee can be removed or replaced. Successor trustees don’t always manage the trust effectively, or respect the grantor’s true wishes. Sometimes successor trustees will …

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The California Litigation Guide to Probate Code 859

California Probate Code § 859 is a tool in every probate litigator’s arsenal which authorizes courts to impose a monetary penalty of “twice the value of the property recovered” against the wrongdoer in certain litigation cases.  Here’s a quick guide.   What is California Probate Code § 859? California Probate Code § 859 authorizes courts …

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Take Care to Learn the Changing Rules for Hiring and Paying Elder Caregivers

California’s strict employment laws pose threats to unsuspecting elders; at the same time, caregivers are being deprived of their rights.   By Scott Rahn and David Greco / March 5, 2020 / As published on CSQ.com A caregiver can make it much easier to care for an elderly loved one—but hiring a caregiver can be trickier than you’d expect. There …

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The Guide to Sibling Inheritance Laws and Rights

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 …

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How to Contest a Trust From Home

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 …

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