Attorney Scott Grossman discusses if you should serve as administrator of the estate and if this is the right role for you.
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The law for California will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation is mostly found in the California Probate Code.
If a disabled person is about to receive a substantial inheritance, these assets can be lost if proper action is not taken. Receiving financial inheritances can result in a disabled person’s disqualification from receiving certain benefits, such as social security or Medi-Cal.
Once an estate is closed, it typically remains that way. In some circumstances, however, the estate may need to be reopened. Learn more here.
During the probate of an estate, interested parties can petition the court to revoke the will. Minors are given a longer opportunity to initiate this action.
Administering a trust that is the beneficiary of an IRA is not easy. Make sure you understand your role and get help if you need it.
Executors must explain to the probate court the manner in which the estate is to be distributed to close the estate. Avoid common errors made by others.
If you are unsure of whether or not your parents had a will or trust when they died, know what steps you can take to find out. Probate may be necessary.