trust litigation

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Probate and Civil Matters

The Abuse of Anti-SLAPP Motions in Probate and Civil Matters

Litigants are still finding new applications for California’s powerful (and sometimes infamous) anti-SLAPP statute in civil matters, and as evidenced by the recently resolved Starr v. Ashbrook, probate courts are no exception. The case revolved around a contentious estate battle between the children of a 90-year-old Laguna Beach man and his girlfriend and trustee. The […]

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Can You Sell Stock In a Trust After Death?

Whether you can sell stocks in a trust after death generally depends on the specific terms and conditions of the trust and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the trust was established. If the trust agreement allows for the sale of stocks, the trustee can sell the stocks as directed by the trust agreement.

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