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Can You Revoke Probate?

It happens more than you would think: a court preliminarily admits a will for probate before some family members even know it has been filed and before they have had an opportunity to contest it. There are a variety of reasons a will can be contested. Perhaps someone exercised undue influence over your deceased loved …

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What Happens If a Trustee Refuses to Give a Beneficiary Money?

The person who sets up a trust appoints one or more trustees to manage the trust assets for the benefit of the trust’s beneficiaries. According to California Probate Code §16000, trustees have a legal obligation to follow the instructions outlined in the trust instrument when administering the trust. As part of this duty, trustees must …

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What Is a Trust Contest?

A trust is a legal arrangement where one person or entity, known as the “trustee,” holds the title to property and manages it for the benefit of another person or people, known as the “beneficiaries.” When an interested party believes that a trust is legally invalid, they may pursue a legal action called a “trust …

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Can You Dissolve 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 grantor’s spouse or ex-spouse can be …

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