California inheritance laws also known as intestate succession laws, outline how the decedent's property passes to his/her immediate family members or other heirs down the line of genealogy. In other words, if you don't have a Will or estate plan, California inheritance laws determine who gets what when you die.
California estate laws deal with probate, conservatorship, and guardianship. Probate refers to a court overseeing distribution of a decedent's estate. Conservatorship gives a person authority to manage affairs of an adult who cannot manage for themselves and Guardianship gives a person control over a minor.
A trust is a legal arrangement that allows one person [...]
A spendthrift trust is a great tool to protect, preserve, and pass on wealth to beneficiaries. What makes a spendthrift trust so special? This article will explain the benefits of a spendthrift trust.
Estate Planning can seem complicated if you do not understand common words used in estate planning and the terminology found in estate planning documents.
Creating an estate plan with a trust or will will make sure your wishes are followed and your family is taken care of after your death. These estate planning tools can help protect your assets and limit your tax liabilities.
Understanding probate words and terms is not easy for non-legal professionals. [...]
On June 27, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 833. [...]
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