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How a California Probate Attorney can help in administering estates

How A Probate Attorney Helps How a California Probate can help in administering the estate of a loved one A Probate attorney is a state licensed lawyer who understands law aspects enough to advice estate executors and beneficiaries on settling final affairs of a deceased person. The lawyer is also referred to as an estate attorney and is responsible for handling personal representatives throughout the probate process until everything is smoothed out. He will take the representative through trusts, wills … Continued


THE ROAD FROM GUARDIANSHIP TO ADOPTION A Probate Guardianship is a court proceeding in which a legal guardian is appointed by the probate court to protect the person or estate of a minor. A Probate Guardianship suspends (but does not end, as in adoption) parental legal rights. Probate Guardianship is granted by the court if the court finds that it is “necessary or convenient”. Legally speaking, adoption is defined as the transfer of the parental rights of a child. Once an adoption … Continued

California Probate Process

The California Probate Process in Graphic Form.    

What is Probate?

WHAT IS PROBATE? Probate is a legal proceeding that is used to wind up a person’s legal and financial affairs after death. In California probate proceedings are conducted in the Superior Court for the county in which the decedent lived, and can take at least eight months and sometimes as long as several years. WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PROBATE? The person who is nominated in the will as executor files a petition with the Superior Court asking that he or … Continued

Elder Financial Abuse

California Law requires all bank employees to report all suspected cases of elder financial abuse. The California Bankers Association has compiled a list of tips to help consumers be more vigilant in keeping seniors safe. Elder financial abuse is a somewhat unique crime in that, oftentimes, it is a member of the family, close friend or caregiver who ends up perpetrating the crime, making it that much more difficult to detect. I would encourage you to… look out for these common … Continued