Recent Posts in Probate Category

  • Why Do I Need to Plan My Estate?

    || 6-Sep-2017

    Planning your estate requires much more than just figuring out your will. The purpose of an estate plan is to help you understand your financial needs and ensure your heirs are provided for in the best possible way. An estate plan not only makes the process of distributing assets and legacy wishes easier, but can also help you and your heirs pay significantly less in taxes, fees, and court costs. ...
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  • New CA Law Allows Easy Way to Keep Homes Out of Probate

    || 4-Apr-2016

    In September 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing Californians to use revocable transfer on death deeds for real estate. Otherwise known as a "Poor Man's Trust," these deeds allow homeowners to leave their property to their heirs without the need for probate, a traditionally costly and complicated process. Revocable transfer on death deeds are ...
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  • Fight Over Spanish Will Shows Value in Probate Attorneys

    || 23-Jan-2015

    The four daughters of industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet have been locked in a court battle with the Spanish city of Barcelona for over two decades over the validity of their father's. Why? His most recent, unknown will left all the property to the city. This extensive litigation process highlights why it is so important to hire and retain an estate planning attorney that you trust to ...
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  • Don't allow yourself to drown in a tsunami of confusion that swirls around family feuds, will contests, lawsuits, petitions, attorney notices, probate court filing requirements, irresponsible trustees, accountings that make no sense or threatening siblings. There is the ri ght thing to do. If you are a trustee or executor of a family member or friend's estate, you have certain fiduciary ...
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