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13 06, 2019

Get the Justice That You Deserve by Hiring an Experienced Trust Litigation Attorney

By |June 13th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Disputes may arise among beneficiaries and between fiduciaries during estate administration, despite the best-laid estate plans. Our experienced trust litigation attorney in Los Angeles and Orange County represents clients in estate and trust litigation to help resolve conflicts in our clients’ best interests. It is essential to understand that estate administration and the living trust [...]

18 05, 2018

How to Avoid Probate Court in CA?

By |May 18th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

How To Avoid Probate Court In California The California probate process is designed to provide a legal and efficient method for determining how a deceased resident's affairs are properly managed, in addition to ensuring his or her assets are distributed responsibly. At times, however, this legal undertaking can be long and tedious. The Stevenson Law [...]

4 05, 2018

Lawsuit For Share Of An Inheritance?

By |May 4th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Can I File A Lawsuit For My Share Of An Inheritance? The death of a loved one can have a devastating impact on family and friends. Not just emotionally, but financially, as well. In between the funeral and leftover bills, there's also the inheritance. Sometimes an individual who has passed writes a will that clearly [...]

2 02, 2015

Talking to Your Parents About Money

By |February 2nd, 2015|Blog Posts|0 Comments

You may not like to think about your own finances, let alone bring up the topic with others. But there comes a time when financial issues should be explored with your parents once they get older and they need to plan ahead. This conversation is especially needed if your parents become ill or frail and [...]

12 11, 2014

Probate Code Section 850 Helps Get the Job Done

By |November 12th, 2014|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Before someone can get the benefit of a statute, one needs to be listed or described in some way as a beneficiary of the law in order to take advantage of it. One law, California Probate Code Section 850(a)(1), can cover a number of interested parties, including, depending on the circumstances, a guardian, conservator or [...]

15 10, 2014

Postnuptial Agreement Do’s and Don’t’s

By |October 15th, 2014|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Marriage related agreements give spouses some certainly concerning the division of property if the two divorce later on. They are similar to a will and could impact your estate planning. While state law provides how your property will be divided if you die without a will, state law will also spell out how your property [...]

28 09, 2014

Limiting Challenges to a Trust in Limited Circumstances

By |September 28th, 2014|Blog Posts|0 Comments

A no contest clause in a trust discourages a beneficiary from challenging it, normally by threatening the forfeiture of the distribution if a challenge is made. These clauses are enforceable in limited circumstances. Depending on the circumstances the clause may or may not be a strong deterrence to future legal action by a beneficiary. California [...]

4 09, 2014

Who Pays the Fees in Trust and Estate Litigation?

By |September 4th, 2014|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Generally those fees come from the property and resources in the will or trust, not out of the pockets of the people named to be responsible for those assets and how they are spent. Following the death of a person who created a will, the person named in the will as an executor (male) or [...]

30 07, 2014

Early Estate Planning Tips Before You Turn 55 Years Old

By |July 30th, 2014|Blog Posts|0 Comments

With over 10,000 Americans turning 55 daily, estate planning is something that should be on the minds of many as they age. As the population ages, Alzheimer’s and dementia is devastating elderly Americans. While estate planning in general is important, estate planning while younger is very important because of the ability to not only plan [...]