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.
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What steps should I take if I suspect a breach of fiduciary duty in probate while the settlor of the trust was still alive?
With the recent decision of the California Supreme Court in the case involving the Estate of Giraldin, beneficiaries now have even greater rights against trustees.
California will contest matters can interfere with the administration of an estate while eating up valuable time and resources. Unfortunately, these matters must be defended even when the executor feels they are frivolous. If you are faced with the task of defending a will contest in San Diego, consider taking the following steps.
Unfortunately for the rightful beneficiaries of an estate, even a frivolous will contest in San Diego will cost money to defend. Contact our office to schedule a case evaluation today.
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.
When administering an estate, you may find a mistake in the will. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the mistake, the will may still be valid.
The way to administer a trust depends largely on the type of trust you are working with. Pooled trusts are a type of special needs trust with unique features.
Finding your loved one’s will is a vital first step in the process of administering an estate in California. Fortunately, since anyone holding a will is required to file it with the probate court within 30 days of the passing of the deceased, you may be able to locate the will by searching on the San Diego Superior Court website.