Public probate records

Are Probate Records Public: Understanding the Process & Scope?

What are public record about you, after you die, and how and why it is accessed. LEARN MORE


Cryptocurrency and Probate

Cryptocurrency and Probate

The unique nature of cryptocurrency holdings, combined with the intricacies of probate court, makes the process of asset retrieval complex and time-consuming. LEARN MORE


Estranged Family Member

Can Estranged Family Members Contest a Will?

Losing a loved one is already difficult, but when a family member you haven’t seen in years suddenly shows up, things can get complex. LEARN MORE


House in probate

What Happens to a House in Probate: Understanding the Process

Let’s explore the potential options and common scenarios involving a house in probate. LEARN MORE


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Estate Contest Defense Options

The exact methods that an executor of a Will can use to defend against a contested Will, largely depend on the facts of an individual claim. LEARN MORE


family disputes

How to Avoid Family Arguments During Probate

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. LEARN MORE


Blended Family and California Probate

Probate with a Blended Family

When a family member dies without a valid will or estate plan in place in California, then the courts decide. How does this impact stepchildren, ex-spouses and non-biological relationships… LEARN MORE


weird things you see in probate court

The Weird Things You Find in Probate Court

Some people bequeath creative and unique items such as, a Ouija board, exotic pets, or even strange burial requests… LEARN MORE


How you can avoid a trust dispute

How to Avoid a Trust Dispute

You have created your trust and clearly expressed your intent in order to avoid any disputes amongst your family. What could go wrong? LEARN MORE


Reasons to Contest a Will

Reasons to Contest a Will

Whether you call it voiding a will, disputing a will, challenging a will, or contesting a will, in California the law is clear on the reasons to contest a will. LEARN MORE


Should Your Probate Lawyer be Local?

Should Your Probate Lawyer be Local?

Filing fees and publication fees in various jurisdictions vary from county to county and are not dependent on either how near or far you live from your Probate lawyers’ office. LEARN MORE


Trusts vs. Wills: The Basics

Trusts vs. Wills: The Basics

Each document has its own function and responsibilities and zones of activity. You can choose to have either one or both. Most people who create a Trust will also create a Will that will pour-over… LEARN MORE


How attorney fees in California probate work

How Attorney Fees in California Probate Work

Although a frightening prospect, breaking down fees for Probate in California is less complicated than one would initially think. It can be a daunting process at first when realizing there’s over 21,000 probate codes in the state of California alone… LEARN MORE


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Intestate Succession Attorney in California

The Laws of Intestate Succession and Probate Codes in California are very complicated. In order to successfully navigate them, you should make sure you have experienced advice, counsel, and representation. Then you can protect your loved ones in the event . . . LEARN MORE


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California Conservatorship Attorney for Your Family

In a Conservatorship proceeding, a Probate Court decides whether to allow an individual or organization to be appointed “Conservator” to protect and manage the personal care or finances, or both, of a person referred to as “Conservatee”, who is not physically or mentally able . . . LEARN MORE