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Can You Dissolve a Generation Skipping Trust?

What is a generation skipping trust? A generation-skipping trust is a type of irrevocable trust agreement that allows grantors to leave their assets to their grandchildren, “skipping” their children. While grandchildren are the most common beneficiaries of generation skipping trusts, anyone who is at least 37½ years younger than the grantor and is not the …

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The Professional Trustee’s Guide to Estate Contests and Disputes

Estate contests and disputes can be intimidating for anyone, even a professional trustee. In this guide, we’ve answered some of the questions we’re commonly asked about estate and trust contests, estate disputes, and other issues professional trustees may face. What Are the Most Common Estate Contests and Disputes? Estate contests and disputes occur when an …

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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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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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