Pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.210(a), drop boxes are [...]
A California spousal property petition can transfer community and separate property to a spouse after death. If assets are not in the name of both parties, the court may need to confirm a spouse's right to the decedent's interest. A California spousal property petition will establish this spousal interest.
Blended families are becoming more common throughout California. When two [...]
In the past, publication of name change was typically required in [...]
The federal gift tax is a tax by the government that applies to either assets left by a decedent at their death or assets given by an individual during their lifetime. In essence, whether you give your assets away while you are still living, or give them away when you die, they are subject to a tax. Gift tax applies to lifetime gifts; estate tax applies to assets left at death. Read on to learn about the federal estate and gift tax and how it may affect your estate.
California court electronic filing services are becoming mainstream when filing documents with many courts. Although not all courts accept documents filed electronically, the California court electronic filing program is becoming more widespread and some counties, including San Diego and Orange County, have gone so far as to actually mandate the filing of documents via electronic filing. In addition to utilizing e-filing, many courts also accept documents filed by fax.