Author: Darren O'Loughlin

With its association to death, taxes and emotions, probate understandably earns a negative reputation. But exactly why do people hate probate? In this article, we investigate this further and explore the emotional, financial and logistical challenges associated with the probateREAD MORE

When it comes to the inevitable end of life, the financial implications can be a source of concern. Many individuals wonder what happens to debt after death if they don’t have a will in place. Indeed, the absence of aREAD MORE

The concept of forgery arises both in criminal and civil matters. In criminal matters, forgery is a crime where the defendant is said to have falsely signed, made or materially altered a writing covered by the forgery statute with theREAD MORE

If you have ever heard of probate or are just now learning about probate, especially if a family member passed away, you might have some questions. Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone passes away, involving theREAD MORE

A Will contest provides a legal process by which individuals can challenge the validity of a deceased person’s Will. In the state of California, an “interested person” or persons, regardless of whether or not they are residents, may have specificREAD MORE

Losing a loved one is an emotionally challenging experience, and navigating the legal complexities that follow can be overwhelming. In such difficult times, seeking the guidance of an attorney is crucial to ensure a clear path forward. In this article,READ MORE

Undue influence in contested wills and trusts is a serious legal issue that can arise when someone exerts improper pressure on the individual who has made a will or given a legacy (the ‘testator’). When someone takes advantage of theREAD MORE

The passing of famous celebrities often sparks intrigue and legal battles over their estates and Lisa Marie Presley’s case is no exception. In the wake of her death the validity of the trust has been called into question, leading toREAD MORE

Understanding the pros and cons of probate is crucial when navigating the legal landscape in California. This is a legal process that can enter the equation after you pass away. Most people assume that they should use a last will as a vehicleREAD MORE

Distinguishing real property from personal property, in the narrowest sense, refers to parcels of land vs tangible objects like cars, furniture, and jewelry. When we apply legal definitions more broadly, however, real property encompasses all forms of interests that canREAD MORE