Author: Darren O'Loughlin

Understanding the Process and Scope Managing the passing of a loved one can be challenging, especially when dealing with the probate process. During this period, you may have questions about the accessibility of probate records, especially when issues of privacyREAD MORE

In the ever-evolving world of finance, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a popular investment option. As individuals invest in digital assets, it becomes critical to understand what happens to cryptocurrency after death. Without proper planning, your cryptocurrency holdings may not beREAD MORE

Losing a loved one can be a stressful experience. But when an estranged family member unexpectedly resurfaces with the news of their passing, it can stir up complicated emotions and family dynamics. After years of silence, they are suddenly backREAD MORE

The death of a loved one can be an emotionally challenging time, compounded by dealing with legal matters.  If there is no estate plan in place, one question often arises: What happens to a house in probate? Let’s explore theREAD MORE

Contesting a will in California involves challenging its validity based on various claims, including fraud, undue influence or duress, incapacity, and violating California law. Those contesting the will may also challenge the executor status of the individual responsible for administeringREAD MORE

The probate process can be a challenging and stressful time for families. As siblings and other family members come together to settle the affairs of a loved one, tensions can run high, leading to conflicts and arguments. However, with effectiveREAD MORE

Dealing with a death in the family is never easy.  If you are part of a blended family, the issues can become even more complex. In such cases, having an existing estate plan becomes crucial to ensuring a smooth transitionREAD MORE

Probate court is a legal process that deals with the administration of estates after someone passes away. Each case is unique, with its own story and family dynamics. Most people think of probate court as “the quiet court,” or boringREAD MORE

So, you have carefully created your trust to avoid trust disputes, distribute your money and assets according to your plan for your children, family members, and maybe siblings and charities. What could go wrong and result in a trust dispute?READ MORE

So, you’re thinking about contesting your parent’s will because you don’t believe that the will properly expresses your parent’s intent.   Reasons to Contest a Will The California Probate Code provides many reasons to contest a will in California. Those groundsREAD MORE