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The Ultimate Guide to Undue Influence

Undue influence in families is an act of abuse, often by heirs victimizing their elderly parents or other family members to increase their will inheritance or trust fund distributions. Undue influence can be actual or implied, and proving undue influence is the responsibility of heirs, beneficiaries, trustees of trusts, and administrators or executors of wills. …

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How Long Does It Take to Win a Partition Action

To win a partition action can take anywhere from a couple of months to reach a settlement agreement to a year or more if it goes to a court trial.  The vast majority of partition actions settle out of court, which reduces the time frame from filing to resolution, and makes funds and/or property available …

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The Disinherited Child’s Guide to Getting an Inheritance

Most states allow for a parent to disinherit a child. Those that do not still allow for partial disinheritance. Whether fully or partially disinherited, a child may still have rights to their inheritance. They key is to prove the child was disinherited for unjustifiable reasons, the parent lacked capacity when they disinherited the child, the …

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The Guide to Intestate Succession in California

Intestate succession refers to the process under California inheritance laws that details what happens to a person’s estate assets when that person dies without a last will and testament. California’s inheritance laws are straightforward and dictate how a loved one’s estate assets will be distributed after they pass without a will.    Unlike a …

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