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Understanding the probate process

When someone dies in California, there is a good chance that part, if not all, of the decedent's estate, will go through probate. This is the process in which there is a management and closing of the decedent's estate. The individual with the biggest responsibilities...

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When must a trustee serve a notice?

If you are the trustee of a trust, you have a serious responsibility to everyone associated with the trust. In some cases, part of your administration duties is to ensure you keep everyone aware of any changes or details of the trust. California Legislative...

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What is a living will?

Estate planning ensures your family receives the proper care after you are gone. However, it can also provide a safety net for you should you experience a major illness or injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, living wills provide legally binding instructions to...

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Should you review your estate plan?

After creating your estate plan, you should feel a sense of accomplishment. After all, you have completed a big chunk of potentially complicated legal work that likely took you a lot of time, effort and energy to do. But did you know that your estate planning does not...

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