Protecting Yourself From Your Agent Under a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is document that is more important than your will or your trust, because it impacts the maker of the power during his or her life. While you may believe that the intention of your agent is good, you shouldd know that you have options. A. You

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Search for the Right Probate Attorney in Los Angeles

Are you in search of a great probate attorney in Los Angeles?   Determining if you are interviewing the right probate lawyer means that you must meet and discuss your needs personally, to understand the scope of the representation by the probate attorney.   Trust lawyers and estate lawyers come with different

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How to Transfer Title of Home to Wife with a Spousal Property Petition in Los Angeles?

Spousal Property Petition The main use for a Spousal Property Petition is to legally transfer title to community property home or other community assets from a deceased spouse to the living spouse, without a full probate.  In Los Angeles, this procedure is simplified, and when uncontested, can take as little

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2018 PVP Training Attended by Mina Sirkin Attorney

This week, attorney Mina Sirkin attended the 2018 PVP Training presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association which included the following topics: Good Cause for Temporary Conservatorships Representing the Conservatee at Trial PVP County and Unlawful Detainers: Hardship Exception to Eviction Technology and Innovation for the Aging Privilege changes

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Is that Power of Attorney Valid? See what California requires

When preparing power of attorney documents, California has many standards for validity of the powers.   The statute that governs California’s effective power of attorney provision is found in the Probate Code. Legal sufficiency is different than logistic or practical sufficiency of the powers.  First, lets talk about the legal sufficiency.

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For Whom Can a Conservator be Appointed in California? Los Angeles Conservatorship

California Probate Code 1801 sets the standard for whom a conservator may be appointed. “(a) A conservator of the person may be appointed for a person who is unable to provide properly for his or her personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter, except as provided for the person

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Mina Sirkin Estate Planning and Litigation Lawyer in Woodland Hills, California

Estate Litigation and Planning go together.   Any Woodland Hills estate planner at some point will be asked to litigate aspects of trusts and estates.   Sometimes the disputed estate issues revolve around timely distributions from estates.   Other times, the nature of the argument in the estate may be that someone believes

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