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When a person passes away, their assets must be disbursed in a manner consistent with state laws and following the directions they put forth when they were alive, as stated in their will. A probate lawyer guides the executor of will or beneficiaries of an estate through the probate process: From identifying estate assets and […]

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Do you have a loved one who is having trouble handling their financial affairs or are struggling to manage their food and healthcare. If so, you should consider whether establishing a conservatorship is appropriate? Here’s an easy guide to understanding conservatorships, the process, working with an attorney, and the basic costs. Plus, we’ll cover some […]

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When a person passes away, his or her assets must be distributed to the rightful heirs and/or beneficiaries. Probate is the judicial or court mechanism by which this occurs when someone has no will, has a will, or has a trust but failed to fund all assets into that trust, leaving them subject to probate. […]

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As a pretermitted spouse or child, you may have legal rights to an estate inheritance. Here’s a simple guide to help you understand the definition of pretermitted, rights, statutes, and the litigation process.   What is the definition of a pretermitted heir? Pretermitted heir simply refers to a person who may have become an heir […]

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Are you going through the probate process and need to open an estate account to pay the decedent’s bills and creditors? If you’re working with a probate lawyer, they should handle everything for you. If you’re doing it yourself, all banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Etrade will be familiar with your needs, […]

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Undue influence cases can be complicated to prosecute. Historically, undue influence was limited to situations of influence over the mentally incapacitated. However, as our elderly population continues to grow states, including California, have responded with legislation that allows family members to pursue litigation in situations where a loved one may be of relatively sound mind […]

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There are few probate and trust situations as emotional as Financial Elder Abuse. Adding money, inheritance, and other assets to an abuse situation can become overwhelming for victims and families. At RMO Lawyers, we protect clients faced with difficult elder financial abuse situations everyday. Please contact us anytime for a free consultation. Whether you choose […]

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There are five basic instances that you may have to go to Los Angeles Superior Probate Court: 1. To file a petition for probate, 2. To attend your probate hearing, 3. To clear probate notes for your petition to be approved, 4. To update the probate court judge on the status of your administration, and […]

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One of the most popular things clients look for in a probate attorney is location, preferably a “probate lawyer near me”. Well, here are six reasons I’d want a probate lawyer near me, plus one big reason I’d choose a probate attorney even hundreds of miles away from me. 6 Reasons to choose a local […]

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Power of attorney grants the holder (the “agent”) to act on the behalf of another person (the “principal”), for the sake of their best interest. It is an important role when a person becomes incapacitated, or otherwise is unable to make legal, financial or health decisions on their own. A principal can grant as many, […]

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Curious about wills? Need a living will? Looking for an estate planning attorney? From California to Florida, this guide will help. We’ll cover various types of wills, why you might be interested in them, and then how you might be able to go about creating one – either with an estate planning attorney or will […]

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