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Wills and Probate

By |2021-09-09T07:18:23-07:00September 27th, 2021|Probate|

In his book "The Dark Tower," American author Stephen King wrote, "You needn't die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you must have lived your life from the beginning to the end." It is in a bid to attain satisfaction at the point of death that a lot of [...]

What Is Probate Law?

By |2021-09-21T05:18:57-07:00September 22nd, 2021|Probate|

If you have lost a family member as an adult, then you’ve probably heard the term "probate." You may wonder, what is probate law? How does it apply to my situation? To those who are unfamiliar, probate can seem quite overwhelming and difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be. Below is a breakdown of [...]

What Is Probate Estate?

By |2021-09-17T05:34:48-07:00September 20th, 2021|Estate Planning, Probate|

As a popular saying attributed to Japanese writer Haruki Murakami goes, "death is not the opposite of life but a part of it." That brings to mind the fact that although death can stop a person from living, it can’t stop the person’s legacy from thriving. This, is related to the far less poetic, [...]

What Is Probate Court? A Basic Explanation

By |2021-09-06T07:57:38-07:00September 15th, 2021|Probate|

It's common knowledge that there are different types of laws for different events and situations. But did you know that in the United States alone, there are more than eight types of law that cater to different types of situations? These include criminal, corporate, constitutional, international, commercial, family, and so on. It's no wonder [...]

What Is Probate? A Quick Start Guide

By |2021-09-09T07:07:42-07:00September 13th, 2021|Probate|

When do you hear of the phrase "what is probate," what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Assets? Inheritance? Confusing? Most California residents who have been through probate will probably agree with all three. Probate, which involves evaluating a will and managing the assets of a deceased or incapacitated person, is [...]

What Does Probate a Will Mean?

By |2021-09-14T11:00:52-07:00September 6th, 2021|Probate|

Just like birth, death is a constant in the cycle of human life. Every living thing will die someday and as of now, no one has figured out a way to live forever (even though a lot of people want to). So, as much as we would like to live forever, it’s smart to [...]

Probate Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

By |2021-08-18T07:22:58-07:00August 16th, 2021|Probate|

Losing a loved one is hard. Not only is there sorrow; there’s also the struggle of dealing with the belongings of the person who died. In general, this legal process of administering someone’s estate when they die is called a “probate.” The hassle of going through the probate court is further complicated when [...]

What Are Non-Probate Assets, and How Do They Affect Your Estate Planning?

By |2021-08-18T06:02:02-07:00July 28th, 2021|California Courts, Civil litigation, Estate Planning, Probate|

Probate is no picnic to those who are unfamiliar with the process. For one, if you’ve been chosen as a personal representative for an estate, you’ll need a complete understanding of what a personal representative has to do with both probate and non-probate assets. And, unfortunately, California probate law doesn’t make things easier. [...]

Purchasing Probate Property in California

By |2021-08-25T02:59:52-07:00June 25th, 2021|Probate|

An estate’s administration is established to provide an organized distribution of assets, formerly owned by the decedent, regardless of being real or personal. The probate process functions to administer the decedent’s property and estate to relevant heirs and beneficiaries. This process is conducted under close supervision of the California probate court. The executor of [...]

What Is a Probate Judge and What Do They Do?

By |2021-06-28T17:45:11-07:00June 11th, 2021|Probate|

Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. Depending on what type of preparations your loved one made before their passing, you may be responsible for managing their assets and debts while grieving over the loss. This court-supervised process is called “probate.” Dealing with legal red tape is probably the [...]