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Must I Pay? My late mother has a debt that my sibling demands I pay–What should I do?

When someone dies in California, who is responsible to pay the debts? The simple answer is the estate, but that’s not such a simple matter in most cases. The reason it is not so simple is because most people do not require a probate estate to be opened. If all of your assets pass through a probate estate, then creditors ...

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Left Out in the Cold? My mom died and left me out of the Will–What can I do about it?

What can you do when you find yourself left out of a parent’s Will? That all depends on the circumstances surrounding the creation of the Will in the first place. For starters, in California children do not have a right to inherit any property from a parent. In other words, a parent can disinherit a child, leaving them nothing. Minor ...

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What are some basic estate planning needs?

When arranging to take care of your loved ones after your death becomes a concern, it's necessary to consult an expert in matters of estate planning and probate. An experienced attorney can help you determine your needs and how best to ensure your last wishes will be met. Even so, it may be helpful to learn about the basic needs you may ...

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What is advanced estate planning?

What Is Important To Know About Advanced Estate Planning Once a person in California has put their basic estate planning in place, they may want to consider the benefits of using more advanced estate planning. This type of planning is designed to help individuals successfully transfer their wealth to future generations. Asset protection is done in a way to minimize ...

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Someone outside my family is taking over my financial accounts, what should I do?

Elder Financial Abuse: Estate Planning Can Help California defines financial elder abuse as the unlawful appropriation of money or tangible property from a person who is elderly. Whether from outright theft or from manipulation, elder abuse is a serious infraction that can result in jail time. Examples Of Elder Abuse Cashing checks without authorization Obtaining power of attorney fraudulently or ...

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