Posts Tagged: "family trust"

For your trust to work as intended, it must avoid future trust contests and disputes amongst heirs and beneficiaries. Here are a few tips I’ve learned from experience that should help your trust avoid future trusts contests and disputes. First, how do I set up a trust? A living trust or family trust is generally […]

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   What is the penalty for stealing from an estate? When an abuser steals from an estate, the penalty can be as little as simply returning the stolen monies or assets to the trust or estate. However, the California Probate Code does provide statutory bases for pursuing double damages, treble damages, punitive damages, disinheritance […]

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What is a trust accounting objection, when should you file a trust accounting objection, and how long do you have to file an objection? Here’s a helpful overview and guide. What is trust accounting? The Trustee of a trust is obliged to account, or provide information and records concerning the management of trust assets. The […]

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   Can you sue a family trust? While you technically cannot sue a family trust, you can sue the trustee of a family trust if you have a claim to assets held by that trust, or if you think that the trustee is mismanaging or stealing from the trust. You can also challenge the […]

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