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08 '17

The 8 stages of Trust and Estate Litigation

Most of our clients have never been involved in a lawsuit, so when we represent new clients in litigation we inform them of what to expect throughout the case. Each...
06 '20

What Does Fiduciary Duty Mean?

Anyone involved in a trust or estate administration or dispute will invariably encounter the term “fiduciary duty,” or a variant of the term, such as “fiduciary relationship” or “fiduciary responsibility.” ...
04 '20

California Probate Fees

A loved-one’s death may trigger the probate process. When it comes to probate, and probate costs in California, there are many issues to consider before the process begins. What is...
By: Evelyn Minaise
03 '20

Top 6 Essential Estate Planning Documents

Clients who have never had an estate plan often ask what estate planning documents are included in a basic estate plan. Although every situation is different, and many individuals or...
02 '20

Common Questions about Probate Answered by a Lawyer

Do I need a probate lawyer? With a few exceptions, people are generally allowed to represent themselves in probate court.  However, in litigated (or “contested”) cases—when there is a dispute...
02 '20

What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship?

It’s easy to confuse guardianships and conservatorships because the meaning of the terms varies from state to state. In some states, the term “guardian” means a person with legal authority...