What Needs to be Included in an Estate Plan in California?

Developing an estate plan can feel strange as you must determine what property you want to pass on to others when your time comes. However, an estate plan is a vital step in ensuring that your family is well taken care of in your absence. If you or a family member...

What Happens to Prince’s Estate if There Is No Will?

There is a part of human nature that makes it difficult to think about a day when we will no longer be able to conduct our own affairs. Whether this is due to an illness or injury that causes incapacity or our inevitable passing, there will come a...

Small Estate Probates

In California, there are two formal probate procedures—one for estates valued at more than $150,000 (Regular Probate) and one for estates valued at $150,000 or less (Small Estate Probates). For further questions or concerns about estate planning, contact a...

Latest Update on Heggstad Petitions

As discussed in our blog on Heggstad petitions, revocable living trusts may be funded from property that is not identified by deed or otherwise titled as assets of the trust by filing a petition with the Probate Court, which seeks an order declaring that the...

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