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Updated: 01.11.2024
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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...
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Updated: 01.11.2024
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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...
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Updated: 04.18.2023
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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....
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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: 01.18.2024
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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...
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Updated: 10.22.2021
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The 8 Stages of California Trust & Estate Litigation: Appeal

A party that loses at trial in a trust or estate dispute generally has a right to appeal. California Probate Code Sections 1300-1304 enumerate the...
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Updated: 01.11.2024
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Four Things To Know About Testifying

You’ve just been served with a subpoena to testify at a deposition. A regulator has served you with a demand for an “on-the-record”...
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Updated: 04.18.2023
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The 8 stages of California Trust and Estate Litigation

When representing new clients in trust and estate litigation, our trust litigation lawyer informs them of what to expect throughout the case. Each...
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Updated: 10.28.2020
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The Limited Effectiveness of “No Contest” Clauses in California Trust & Estate Litigation

A “no contest clause,” according to California Probate Code section 21310(c), is “a provision in an otherwise valid instrument...
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Updated: 12.24.2020
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Butler v. LeBouef

The ominous opening sentences of the court’s opinion in Butler v. LeBouef (2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 480) foreshadow a case study in how an...
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