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California Mobile Home Transfer On Death

By legacy.lawyers / October 19, 2023 / 0 Comments

Mobile homes are a popular housing option in California, providing affordable and flexible living spaces for many residents. However, like any other property, mobile homes are subject to transfer upon the death of the owner. In California, the process of transferring a mobile home upon death is governed by specific laws and regulations, including the […]

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When Should You Have Co-Trustees on a Will

By legacy.lawyers / June 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

There are situations when appointing two trustees for a will can be beneficial for your estate plan. However, this is not always the case. It’s important to know when, and when not, to appoint two or more trustees when creating a will. What Does a Co-Trustee Do? A trustee is established as the manager of […]

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what happens if you die without a will in california

What Happens If You Die Without a Will in California?

By legacy.lawyers / March 23, 2023 / Comments Off on What Happens If You Die Without a Will in California?

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What are the Types of Beneficiaries in a Will?

By legacy.lawyers / March 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

If you have any assets or property that will exist after your passing, then you need to prepare a will. Though crafting a will can be a straightforward process, there is some planning and thought involved. So, before you sit down to create and sign your will, there are many decisions you should think through […]

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what is the role of a beneficiary

What is the Role of a Beneficiary?

By legacy.lawyers / February 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

“You can’t take it with you when you go.” This popular phrase takes on a whole new meaning when you are leaving assets to beneficiaries or when you’ve been designated as a beneficiary to a will or trust. These assets may be valuable heirlooms, sentimental trinkets, or substantial wealth, but in any case, it’s important […]

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when is probate required in California

When is Probate Required in California?

By legacy.lawyers / January 4, 2023 / 0 Comments

Whether you have recently lost a loved one or you are working on setting up your estate plan, you may be wondering about the probate process. Is it always required in California? How can you avoid it? These are valid questions which first require a look at the probate process and the state laws surrounding […]

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missing beneficiary

What Happens if a Will Has a Missing Beneficiary?

By legacy.lawyers / December 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

Unfortunately, many people are estranged from close loved ones and family members. Some have even disowned some of the beneficiaries in their will. But what happens if an individual dies intestate (without a will)? The inheritance passes to family members in accordance with state laws. This means that estranged, or in some cases unknown beneficiaries, […]

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Caring for Aging Parents Checklist

By legacy.lawyers / June 21, 2022 / 0 Comments

Taking care of elderly parents can be challenging for family members. It’s important to make sure you have your ducks in a row while your parents are young and healthy. This will make it easier to care for your loved ones as they age. Let’s take a look at what you should prepare for when […]

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Transfer of Property After Death

Transfer of Property After Death Without a Will in California

By phil.l / May 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

Has your family recently experienced the loss of a loved one? In addition to the trauma brought by death, family members can be overwhelmed by the belongings and financial assets of the previous owner, wondering how they should be distributed. Piecing together the person’s intentions for heirs, dealing with sibling rivalries and facing threats of […]

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Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

The Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

By legacy.lawyers / March 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

Senior citizens are sadly vulnerable to being taken advantage of, especially if they have mental or physical challenges. While no two cases of elder abuse are the same, there are certain things you should look for in determining if mistreatment or neglect has occurred. Some of the clues can be the result of other causes, […]

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