Conservatorship vs. Guardianship: What’s the Difference?
In California, conservatorships are for adults, and guardianships are for minors. Guardianships and conservatorships have many aspects in common —...Read More
Most Common Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect
As your loved ones grow old, with every year they often depend more and more on others to care for them. This opens up the possibility of abuse, not...Read More
Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Case Explained
Only the involvement of a major celebrity can turn a “dry” legal issue such as conservatorship into a major news story. Britney Spears’...Read More
Common Types of Elder Abuse
The National Council on Aging estimates that one in 10 Americans aged 60+ has been subject to some form of elderly abuse. Elder abuse is not simply...Read More
How to Contest a Will and Win: Full Guide
It can be shocking and even infuriating to be cut out of someone’s will. You might have assumed you would inherit under the will, or the testator...Read More
6 Reasons Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
One of the most unfortunate popular misconceptions is that estate planning is only for the rich. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even if...Read More
Will vs. Trust in California: What to Choose in 2022
How do you compare a living trust vs. a will in California? Wills and trusts both allow you to dispose of your property to beneficiaries. Beyond...Read More
What Happens If You Die Without a Will in California?
If you die without a valid will, the probate court will distribute your assets in accordance with California’s intestate succession law. Intestate...Read More
How Long Does It Take to Probate a Will in California?
How long does the probate process take in California? The short answer is that it generally takes anywhere from nine to 24 months. In the case of...Read More
Don Slater Breaks Down Britney Spears’ Legal Case
Don Slater has represented clients on every side and at every stage of conservatorship proceedings. He has successfully represented clients in...Read More