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How Much Does Probate Cost

How Much Does Probate Cost?

By legacy.lawyers / March 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

One common question we get is how much does it cost to probate an estate? In the state of California, the answer depends on numerous factors, including the estate’s size or value and the type of assets going through probate. Thus, probate referees are used to appraise the estate and determine the fair market value […]

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Hire a Probate Attorney

Why Should I Hire a Probate Attorney?

By legacy.lawyers / February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you have been appointed to serve as the administrator of a loved one’s estate, you may be wondering if you really need to hire a probate attorney to help you. Consider this: There are more than 100 steps that must be taken from the beginning to end of handling somebody’s estate. Additionally, most of […]

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How to Contest a Will

How to Contest a Will

By legacy.lawyers / December 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Do you have reason to believe that the will of a loved one or family member should be contested? In most cases, where a deceased person leaves a will, the estate goes through the probate process according to probate law. Legal formalities and the case are opened and shut in an uncomplicated manner. But in […]

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Probate Assets List

Probate Assets List: Do Household Items Go Through Probate?

By legacy.lawyers / November 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Probate Assets List: Do Household Items Go Through Probate?

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how to remove a trustee

How to Remove a Trustee from a Family Trust in California

By legacy.lawyers / October 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

There is a lot of thought and careful consideration that goes into trust and estate planning. Establishing a trust instrument may enable an estate to avoid probate, but the job of trust administration will still fall to the person designated as “trustee” by the trust. What happens when the designated trustee is not doing their […]

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How Long Does Probate Take

How Long Does Probate Take in California?

By legacy.lawyers / October 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Losing a loved one is devastating, and it brings a lot of life change. Part of the process of navigating life in its new state is to ensure you are taking proper steps for closing the deceased’s estate. There is a legal process you must follow, called probate. What is the Probate Process? The probate […]

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California Trust Administration Checklist

California Trust Administration Checklist

By phil.l / August 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

When a loved one dies, leaving you trust administrator, you are responsible for the trust trajectory. For many, trust administration is an unfamiliar process with many deadlines and actions that appear overwhelming. To combat confusion, we compiled a checklist to help you manage administering a trust while navigating the California probate code. Step One: Find […]

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Trust Accounting Disputes

Avoiding Trust Accounting Disputes

By legacy.lawyers / August 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Avoiding Trust Accounting Disputes

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Trustee Responsibilities and Duties

A California Trustee Responsibilities and Duties

By legacy.lawyers / June 9, 2020 / Comments Off on A California Trustee Responsibilities and Duties

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Duties of an Executor

The Legal Duties of an Executor

By legacy.lawyers / December 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is an honor to be appointed as Executor in a will, though the legal duties of an Executor are weighty, important, and often complex. If you have been named Executor in a decedent’s will in California, an important first step is starting the probate process. This is essential because you have no duties or […]

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