Sadly, San Diego probate fraud is a very real problem that often goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, every beneficiary or heir of an estate is at risk.
Articles about Probate Process
Under the laws governing wills and trusts in California, a beneficiary may be disqualified from receiving an inheritance in certain circumstances. For this reason, other beneficiaries or the executor or trustee of an estate or trust may bring forward a San Diego probate litigation matter.
My loved one’s estate has real property worth less than $50,000. Do I have to open up a formal probate proceeding?
For smaller estates, the California probate code allows for certain procedures that are easier, quicker, and less expensive to administer an estate. Since every estate is unique, contact an experienced San Diego probate attorney who can help you choose the most efficient procedure for your matter.
Is a petition for partition the right action for me during or after a California probate administration?
Under California law, an action for partition is available to co-owners of property who want the court to divide real estate in an equitable manner among the parties. California probate or trust administrations often result in real estate being owned by multiple parties who otherwise would not choose to purchase or own property together.
I am not receiving my rightful inheritance. Who should I pursue legal action against—the executor or the trustee?
Whether you should pursue legal action against an executor vs. a trustee in California depends on many factors. Trust and estate litigation in California is a complex area of the law and requires the guidance of an experienced legal professional.
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A will does not need to be notarized in California in order to be valid. If it is notarized, the notarization is not a valid substitute for a witness.
A foster child may have rights to the estate of a foster parent, but certain circumstances must be met to successfully win a San Diego estate litigation matter.