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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]