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Removing a California Trustee is a bit like removing a wart–it’s difficult, but can be done with the correct application

Although it is difficult to remove a Bay Area Trustee for breach of trust, it can be done. I explain further in the video below on the reasons California law allows a probate court to remove a bad acting Trustee.

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Second Federal Court Confirms: California Wrongful Death Case Booted Back to State Court

AbbVie, Inc.'s efforts to keep a California Wrongful Death case--Calvillo v. AbbVie, Inc.--from being heard by a California jury took another hit earlier today when the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) vacated its conditional transfer order that would have sent the case from California to a federal court in Illinois. You can see the JPML's order here. ...

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Federal Court Sends Wrongful Death Case Back to California State Court

Some of the most difficult cases in the Trust, Probate, and Estate world deal with the wrongful death of a loved one. These cases not only include the tragic loss of a family member, but also the insult of a death that could have been prevented. And, unfortunately, in many cases, the individual or company that caused the needless death ...

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Trust Beneficiaries: Don’t Let Trustees Step on Your Rights

Most Bay Area Trustees do not understand the duties they owe Trust beneficiaries. In many cases these Trustees take adversarial positions towards the Trust beneficiaries, which is not allowed under California law. What are the duties that Trustees owe beneficiaries under California law? Glad you asked. In the video below I explain:

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Bad Bay Area Trustee: What’s a Beneficiary to do?

What happens when the Trustee of your parents' Trust treats you poorly? Perhaps the Trustee does not return your phone calls, or he/she doesn't give you copies of the Trust, or he/she refuses to provide you any information about the Trust assets. What is a trust beneficiary to do under these difficult circumstances? Albertson & Davidson, LLP partner, Keith A. ...

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