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  • California trust law is very specific and detailed. Trustees must follow specific guidelines and procedures during the administration of a trust. One of those laws (California Probate Code Section 16002) requires that they administer the trust solely in the interest of the beneficiaries. They must also deal with … Read More

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  • Second marriages not only unite new spouses, they also provide the opportunity to expand families. While blended families are becoming exceedingly common, they also pose unique problems. One problem that our firm sees often involves second marriage inheritance issues. For many, failing to codify what is fair in a second … Read More

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  • Many people view creating an estate plan as a one-time event. However, this mindset could lead to serious issues after an individual passes away. This is why reviewing your trust on a set schedule or whenever you experience major life changes is a must. Failing to do so could leave … Read More

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  • Beneficiaries and trustees of a trust have the power to contest a trust’s validity. This can happen when a beneficiary thinks that mismanagement, errors or manipulation have violated the spirit of that trust. If the person creating the trust (i.e., commonly referred to as the “Settlor” or “Grantor” of the … Read More

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  • An older adult’s physical and mental limitations make them easy targets for abuse and fraud. To protect them as they age, you may trust a variety of people to look after their mental, physical, and financial needs. Sadly, the people you trust to care for them are often the ones … Read More

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  • If you suspect that someone has manipulated your loved one’s will or trust, you may need to take legal action. Unfortunately, contesting a trust is difficult without the help of an experienced Pasadena trust litigation lawyer. Your lawyer can discuss the legal options available and help determine if contesting … Read More

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