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If you are creating a will or trust with multiple beneficiaries in California, you may have learned about California’s no-contest clause, which prohibits a beneficiary of your will from receiving a gift if they challenge the will in court.
In California disputes between co-trustees often arise when they cannot reach a unanimous decision regarding the trust they are administering
If your family member has passed away without leaving a will in place, you may find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing to prove your heirship.
Although being left out of a will is not a situation you imagined yourself in, it is important to consider your position, take steps to clarify why you were not included, and explore the legal remedies for contesting the will if necessary.
Granting power of attorney allows another person to perform legal acts on your behalf, including consenting to medical treatment or selling property.
If you recently discovered that you are the beneficiary of a trust in California, you may have a number of questions about your newfound status.
While we might consider it rude to investigate the amount or circumstances of a gift, it is perfectly reasonable – and even advisable – to seek further information if you think a gift may be fraudulent.
A partition action is when the court orders the sale of the property and division of profits, division of land, or appraises the price of the property so one owner may know how to buy the other out.
While most wills proceed through the probate process – that is, the legal process of authorizing a will as valid – some were created or signed under invalid circumstances. Anyone who stands to gain something from a will can contest the document in court.
The designated administrator of a trust has an obligation to act in the best interest of the beneficiaries of that trust; if they fail to do so, there are several legal courses of action that beneficiaries can pursue.