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Blog Posts About Trust and Will Lawsuits

The Have’s are the people named in a Trust document to receive a gift of some type, but they are not receiving it because they are facing a bad Trustee who is not treating the beneficiaries equally, not making required distributions, not giving you information, and using the trust money…

Let’s start with the uses of Trusts before we tear them apart discussing the abuses in this series. A trust is a legal fiction. Much like corporations, a Trust is viewed through the eyes of the law as a separate, independent legal creation. But unlike corporations, Trusts can only act…

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…

When parties attend mediation and enter into a settlement agreement, sometimes they develop an uncomfortable feeling when they wake up the next morning that they were coerced into settling by the opposing party, the mediator, or their own attorney. Is it possible to overturn a settlement agreement you entered into…

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…