What Makes a Handwritten Will Valid? Did your late loved one live in California and leave a handwritten will? Are you unsure whether it’s…
Generally, if you were the beneficiary named in a California trust, you have the right to see a copy of the trust instrument, provided that your rights have vested. If your rights as a beneficiary have vested, you can request a copy of the trust instrument directly from the trustee.
This article discusses a will contest based on lack of capacity (or mental incompetence) and explains the legal requirements to contest a will or trust in California. If you need help contesting a will or trust contact us today.
Creditors Claim: How to invoke the procedure to limit and eventually stop creditors from filing new claims
For a California trustee, the process of invoking the creditors claim procedure in trust administration works as follows: A notice to creditors on the decedent’s behalf is published to a local newspaper.
Each co-trustee has the right to hire their own attorney. The California Probate Code (which is the law that governs trusts) provides each trustee, or co-trustee, to hire their own lawyer. The other co-trustee has no right or ability to stop his fellow co-trustee from hiring his or her own probate lawyer.