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caring for aging parents checklist

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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Defending a Will Contest

Do You Need Help Defending a Will Contest?

By legacy.lawyers / February 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you have been appointed to administer a loved one’s estate and a beneficiary files a will contest, you should contact us immediately for help. There are many reasons the family members or other loved one’s of the deceased might end up contesting the validity of the will: The Will is Defective There are specific […]

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Reasons to Contest a Will

Reasons to Contest a Will

By legacy.lawyers / January 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you recently lost a loved one and believe that their estate is not being handled correctly or something is wrong with the Last Will and Testament terms, you need to take action. The quicker you seek legal advice and get your probate lawyer involved, the more likely it is that you will figure out […]

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Forged Wills

Forged Wills: How to Prove a Fake Will

By legacy.lawyers / December 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Do you suspect that the will of a family member has been forged? If you are a legal beneficiary that has been cut out of an inheritance by the sudden appearance of a new or suspicious will, you may have reason to challenge the validity of the new will in probate court. It is always […]

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Change the Executor of a Will

How to Change the Executor of a Will

By phil.l / January 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

In the process of creating an estate plan, an important decision is made by the testator (the person creating the will) of whom will serve as the executor. While the person chosen is sometimes a close friend or family member, there are instances where one might need to appoint a new executor. Executors are changed […]

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Probate in California Without a Will

Probate in California Without a Will

By phil.l / November 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

If someone dies without a will, it’s referred to as “dying intestate.” It means that loved ones will face the process of probate in California without a will. Unfortunately, probate is notorious for being complex and expensive. Like all states, California has set legal guidelines for distributing a person’s property and other assets when they’ve […]

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Who can Contest a Will

Who can Contest a Will?

By legacy.lawyers / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

If a loved one has passed away and left a will, you may be wondering what comes next. A will is a legal document that distributes assets after death according to your loved one’s wishes. However, their will was a changeable document while they were alive. It is possible that they legally changed it or […]

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Contesting a Will

Grounds for Contesting a Will

By legacy.lawyers / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

When a loved one passes away, the family members become your strength and give you the courage to endure the pain. However, sometimes, the same family member(s) may become a source of grief –especially when it comes to the probate process. You might feel the need to contest a Will for many reasons. Perhaps, the […]

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