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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Woodland Hills Law | Your Parents’ Lawyers then and Your Law Firm today

1993 marks the start of our Woodland Hills Law Firm.  If your parents lived in Woodland Hills in the 90’s or later, chances are that our attorneys were your parents’ lawyers for their estate plan or will.   Our law firm lawyers have now represented four generations of Woodland Hills residents,

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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

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Duty to Account by a Person who is an agent under a Power of Attorney in California

In California, your agent under a power of attorney has a duty to account to the principal who created the power. California has particular laws having to do with the power of attorney accounting by an agent acting under a power of attorney.  Below you will find a basic list

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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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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

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Monitoring Your California Executors

Most people do not realize that the ultimate distribution of an estate is completely dependent on monitoring the well-being, organization and the loyalty of the executor of the will.  How do these variables play into the receipt of your inheritance? The Health and Well-Being of Your Executor Counts Essentially, if

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San Fernando Valley: Sirkin Law Group, Probate Expert Valley

Starting a probate case can be overwhelming.   Having a Valley probate expert by your side to help you though each step towards the estate distribution goal.   When we represent an executor, we train our client by explaining the documents that must be filed with the court, and the deadlines that

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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

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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

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