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SPECIAL BLOG! Uncoupling—Now What? King Law Firm Has Answers!

2022-07-14T15:04:01-07:00July 14th, 2022|California Law, Divorce, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law|

I want to pretend my marriage never happened. Can I get it annulled? As unromantic as it sounds, marriage is, in part, a business arrangement. Simply wanting to pretend it did not happen or being unhappy is not enough to annul a marriage. No worries though. No matter how short or long you have been [...]

Lawyer Kings Podcast Now Available

2021-08-31T14:07:25-07:00August 31st, 2021|California Law, Divorce, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law, King Law Firm News, Lawyer, Legal Documents|

Ever since I started King Law Firm Attorney’s at Law, Inc., I’ve been committed to your legal success. Part of this commitment is the effective communication of information, which I’ve provided in various forms on this site. We offer plenty of links to information you may need to better understand your particular situation, and videos [...]

Probate Litigation – A Primer

2021-04-27T10:31:42-07:00April 27th, 2021|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Probate Code|

The last thing anyone wants to do after a loved one passes away is to go to court over the decedent’s estate. Although probate can help establish an executor to oversee the distribution of assets and help the process run smoothly, there are times when an interested party will disagree with the decedent’s last will [...]

California Family and Estate Laws vs Other States: What’s the Difference?

2020-10-02T10:56:34-07:00September 29th, 2020|Business, California Law, Divorce, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law|

As a citizen of the United States, we all feel as if we know how laws should be enforced simply because “that’s how it’s done in my state.” What we all fail to understand (or don’t want to understand) is that each state has the constitutional right to create laws for the benefit of their [...]

Planning Your Future During the Holidays

2019-12-24T13:30:32-08:00December 24th, 2019|Business, Divorce, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Holidays|

The holidays can be either a relaxing get-away from your busy schedule or an extremely stressful proposition. Regardless of how you may feel, being around family is a great time to discuss major decisions with those that care about your future, as well as assess any potential issues that may have gone unnoticed during the [...]

How To File a Heggstad Petition

2019-10-29T09:39:27-07:00October 29th, 2019|California Law, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents, Probate Code|

  Performing due diligence when it comes to setting up an inheritance is highly recommended for anyone with a family. Having a living trust in place when your time on Earth has expired helps protect family members from lengthy and costly probate or contentious legal battles while they are still grieving your loss. However, no [...]

Estate Planning for Undocumented Immigrants

2019-07-23T10:05:39-07:00July 23rd, 2019|California Law, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Immigration|

Many of the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States are hardworking individuals who simply want to provide a better life for their families. Despite this, they struggle with the daily threat of deportation, a burden made heavier by the fear of possible separation from family members, including children, who are U.S. [...]

The Truth Behind Probate for Unwed Couples Without a Will or Trust

2018-11-27T08:01:05-08:00November 27th, 2018|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate|

I’ll take care of it tomorrow. How many times have you said this in the past year? It seems innocuous enough, especially when something is as trivial as mailing a letter or taking out the garbage. But there are some things, such as going to the doctor or planning your retirement, that could have major [...]

Prop 13 and How to Maintain Your Protections

2018-08-28T08:39:16-07:00August 28th, 2018|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents|

In 1987, your mother purchased her home for $85,000. It’s now 2018 and the home is worth over $500,000. Better yet, it’s about to become yours. The caveat: the transfer of this property will immediately trigger reassessment of the property tax, which means you could end up paying a great deal more than what your [...]

What Is the California Probate Code?

2018-06-26T16:39:48-07:00June 26th, 2018|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents, Probate Code|

No matter what happens, no one can bring anything with them when they die. The most we can do to prepare for the inevitable is draft a will or trust, which guarantees that the assets left behind (the decedent’s estate) are transferred to the correct heirs. It seems easy enough, but the process of transferring [...]