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For those beneficiaries and heirs unfamiliar with the California estate administration process, it is not always clear whether the executor or trustee is acting properly and in accordance with state law.
Who Cannot Act As A Personal Representative During A California Probate Administration? What is Conservatorship?
A personal representative is someone who is entrusted to carry out the administration of a California estate. This role comes with several significant responsibilities, including managing the estate assets, providing notice to creditors and heirs, and distributing the estate property.
What is estate tax & what happens if an executor of a California estate fails to make the portability election following the passing of the first spouse?
Under the American Taxpayer Relief Tax Act of 2012, executors or administrators of an estate can make an election to preserve the estate tax exemption of the first spouse to pass away in a married couple. This allows the couple to take advantage of the exemption amounts of both individuals.
If the attorney who drafted a will or trust named himself or herself as the executor or trustee, am I required to use this attorneys services?
You are not required to use drafting attorney services as executor or trustee, and you may not be required to use their services at all.
During a trust administration, it is in everyone’s best interest to avoid litigation. Trustees can utilize good communication to stay out of court.
What are some real-life examples of probate fraud that happen early in the process? Learn more from a Riverside probate litigation attorney.
When probating an estate, personal representatives can help avoid potential conflict by acting diligently. Complete the petition for probate with caution.