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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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Meanings of successor trustee, settlor of trust, and trustor

Meanings of Settlor of Trust, Successor Trustee, and Trustor

Settlor of Trust, Successor Trustee, Trustor, Administrator of Trust are common terms in estate planning and trust litigation. What do they all mean? Here’s a 5-minute guide to understanding their meanings, and how they may affect you.    What is a trust, trustor, and trustee? Generally, a “trust” refers to a revocable living trust. …

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