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Blog: Estate & Trust Litigation

Updated: 10.12.2023
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California Prudent Investor Rule for Trustees in Litigation

The California Prudent Investor Rule is a critical legal standard that governs the conduct of trustees in managing trust assets. This rule, which is...
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Updated: 04.18.2023
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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...
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Updated: 10.28.2020
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Zuckerberg’s Hawaii Estate: New Face of Neocolonialism

Earlier this month, The Guardian reported on Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to purchase protected Hawaiian land parcels within his...
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Updated: 10.28.2020
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Online Estate Planning Programs

For many young parents this scenario is familiar: You and your spouse are flying across the country for some family event-a wedding, the death of a...
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Updated: 10.28.2020
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Electronic Wills: A Bad Idea From Across the Pond

Proposed Inheritance Law Update We are big fans of our brothers across the Atlantic-the pint, the pub, the pound, the princess. But every now and...
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Updated: 12.24.2020
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Prince’s Estate Dispute

On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota from an accidental overdose. With no recognized Will or established...
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Updated: 01.11.2024
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Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees?

Litigation is expensive. Although every case is different, it is not uncommon for a case that runs through trial to cost each side hundreds of...
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Updated: 01.11.2024
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Avoiding Trust Litigation-the Benefits of a Trust Accounting

Many estate and trust litigation cases could be avoided if non-professional trustees understood the benefits of preparing a trust accounting. The...
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Updated: 10.12.2023
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Guidance to Trustees: How to Distribute Trust Assets to Beneficiaries in California?

Many people mistakenly believe that the transfer of trust assets is simple and automatic. This misconception often results in disappointment when...
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Updated: 10.28.2020
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The 8 Stages of California Trust & Estate Litigation: Trial

Although most trust, estate, and elder abuse cases eventually settle, we prepare each case as if it will go to trial. All of the stages previously...
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