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Inheritance Theft

Parents do not have to treat children equally in estate planning documents (Wills and Trusts). Under California Trust and Estate law, creators of a Will or Trust may leave their assets to whoever they wish, including non-family members. There is no requirement that parents provide equal treatment to their children…

Mediation seems to confuse a lot of people. But really a mediation is just a settlement conference. During mediation, parties in a lawsuit and their attorneys sit down with a neutral third-party mediator. Mediators are usually retired judges. The mediator goes back and forth between the parties and tries to…

Some Trustees ask beneficiaries to sign a waiver of accounting before making Trust distributions. Occasionally, if there are multiple beneficiaries, some of the beneficiaries may be happy to waive a formal accounting, while one beneficiary refuses. What happens if one of the beneficiaries refuses to sign a waiver of accounting?…

Are you having a hard time receiving your inheritance? You are a named beneficiary of a trust and you are entitled to an inheritance. You should just be handed your share of the money… right?  Yet a year has passed, maybe several… and you still have not received your inheritance….