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Updated: 06.01.2022
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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...
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Updated: 05.27.2022
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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...
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Updated: 03.31.2022
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Living Trust vs. Will 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...
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Updated: 05.03.2022
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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...
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Updated: 07.29.2021
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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...
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Updated: 04.08.2021
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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...
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Updated: 10.27.2020
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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,...
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Updated: 03.24.2021
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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...
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Updated: 10.27.2020
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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...
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Updated: 10.27.2020
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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...
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