Posts Categorized: Probate

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Top 10 Trust and Will Myths: Episode 7 — Trusts avoid probate

Do revocable, living Trusts avoid the probate process?  The answer is: maybe.  Watch this video to learn more about whether your Trust will help you avoid probate in California.

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Who’s on First? Determine who has priority to act as Executor of your California Estate

When a person dies owning property in his own name and has no Will, the property left behind must pass through probate before it can be transferred to the legal beneficiaries of the estate. Probate is opened and managed by an estate administrator, and the law sets out the priority of who has the right to act as administrator. It ...

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Until Debts Do We Part: What happens to your debts at death in California?

  What happens to debts after you’re gone? There’s two ways to look at that question: (1) debts that are owed TO you, and (2) debts that are owed BY you. Are either type still enforceable after your death? Debts owed TO you Let’s start with debts that are owed to you, in other words, where you are the creditor ...

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Another Day, Another Deed: California creates new Transfer on Death Deeds

Starting this year there is yet another way to pass property by avoiding probate: Transfer on death deeds. Transferring real property without having to go through probate sounds great, but there are a few strings attached. In the past, people have commonly used joint tenancy deeds to pass real property without having to go through probate. The problem is ...

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Time To Close Shop on Your California Probate

The Grand Finale: How to Close Your San Diego Probate Estate All goods things must come to an end…and probate’s end too.  Once you have done everything required of you to administer the estate, it is time to report your actions to the Court, account for the money and property under your control, and ask to be paid your fees.  All of this is accomplished by filing a Petition to ...

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Why Hire Us? Not all San Diego Trust and Will Trial Lawyers are Created Equal!!

It can be hard trying to choose the right lawyer for your Trust or Will contest case.  In this video, partner Stewart Albertson describes the reasons why most people hire Albertson & Davidson, LLP to fight for their inheritance rights.

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