Improvements in Conservatorships in Los Angeles County California

There is word around Los Angeles County that the local politicians are looking to improve California’s conservatorship system as well as in Los Angeles.   Read about the proposed improvements to the Los Angeles County conservatorship process here. Some of the changes seek to improve LPS or mental health conservatorships, while

Read More

2018 Trust & Estate Symposium Program – Summary of Probate Law

Mina Sirkin, Probate Specialist attended the 2018 Trust & Estates Symposium on 9/21/18 where the latest in probate law matters where discussed. Associate Justice, Maria Stratton discussed the Sanchez case, identifying the nuances of expert witness testimony in Will and Trust Contests.   David Coleman educated us about the Office of

Read More

Start a California Conservatorship Here

When you want to start a California Conservatorship, you must consider many factors, including costs.  Costs in Conservatorships can have a significant impact on whether a conservatorship will be successful.   First, you must consider what the conservatee will need to support his or her life.   Caregiving costs and conservatorship costs

Read More

What are the Seven 7 Limited Conservatorships Powers in California?

What are the Seven 7 Limited Conservatorships Powers in California? Limited Conservatorship: If you are applying for a Limited Conservatorship in California, you should know that the following powers must be requested from the court, and unless the order includes them, the powers are not automatic: (1) To fix the residence

Read More

More About Conservatorships in California

A CONSERVATORSHIP MEANS SUPERVISION IN CALIFORNIA In California, a California Conservatorship order is obtained when you need to manage a person’s life, assets and finances, and is Los Angeles court ‘s version of a supervised power of attorney with some additional protections in place in Los Angeles County.  Conservatorship definition:  “When

Read More

Complex Inheritance in California | Inheritance Attorney Advice Los Angeles | Complex Estates and Probate

Complex probate situations are very common in California inheritance cases, says Mina Sirkin, a Los Angeles Inheritance Attorney whose advice is frequently sought in estates and trusts.    Difficulties in estate distributions range from a failure to distribute (also called a failure to administer), to outright theft by the trustee

Read More

Importance of Giving Notice in Conservatorship Cases in Los Angeles Ca

Notice in conservatorship in California is of great importance. The Probate Court requires that the person who files to get a conservatorship, must give notice of the hearing in writing, via a special form which can be found on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s website at the following link. Notice

Read More

Use of a Petition for Instructions in Conservatorships in Los Angeles

Many Los Angeles Conservators or Co-Conservators come across situations where a decision can impact their ability to act as fiduciaries.  In some situations, a Petition for Instruction may be filed by a conservator or other party asking the court to instruct the conservator to act in a particular manner. Ca

Read More

Do you have an OSC hearing set in the Los Angeles Probate Court?

If you have received a notice regarding an OSC hearing from the Los Angeles Probate Court, chances are that there is a significant problem with your probate case.  There are ways we can help the OSC situation, but first you should learn about what an OSC is in probate. What

Read More

Problems with Invalid Statutory Will Forms in California

Sometimes, people sign statutory will forms which end up being invalid in California.  Our law firm has been advising clients regarding the problems with the use of Statutory Will forms in California for over three decades. What makes a California Statutory Will invalid? The manner in which the statutory will

Read More