To file a lawsuit on behalf of your spouse regarding a trust, you must name the correct defendant. Learn more, here.
Articles about Estate Litigation
A power of attorney is a common document used in an estate plan. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why this document may be used for financial abuse.
If a de facto trustee in California takes a trustee’s fee from a trust, does it violate California trust law?
Whether or not a person rightfully took trustee’s fees from a California trust depends on the terms of the trust instrument and whether or not the person was a named trustee in the document, a de facto trustee, or a trustee de son tort.
If your loved one created a trust, but has since become mentally incompetent, act quickly. Failing to do so could substantially harm the trust.
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.
During some trust or estate administrations, there may be a guardian appointed over the estate of a beneficiary. This guardianship may also come to an end.
When petitioning the court for an oversight of a trust, you need to include certain information in your petition. Learn more here.