What to discuss with your Wills Lawyers?

WILLS LAWYERS ATTORNEYS AT LAW – LOS ANGELES GLENDALE PASADENA WOODLAND HILLS WHAT IS A WILL? A will is a set of instructions or wishes left by a person who is deceased as to how to distribute his or her assets.   In a will, an executor is named to handle the

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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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What is considered good cause for Temporary Conservatorships? Los Angeles

Have you wondered about what is considered good cause under the law to establish Temporary Conservatorships in Los Angeles? Mina Sirkin attended a California training class for probate attorneys who are court appointed to represent conservatees in Los Angeles and the following are excerpts from the PVP handbook for the

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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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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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Opening Probate and Conservatorship Accounts

California Probate has a bond it or block it rule in Probate and Conservatorship cases having to do with liquid assets of the estate.   Generally, liquid assets have to be bonded or blocked.  Bonding or blocking an account protects the estate against malfeasance by the administrator or conservator.  Joint control

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The Powers and Role of an Executor in California

In California, an executor is the person who manages the assets of the decedent.  The term executor insinuates that there is a will.  The term administrator of a probate estate insinuates that there is no will, or that the decedent died intestate. Powers of an executor are defined in the

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4 Uses for a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Management

4 Uses for a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Management A “Durable” power of attorney is a form that when signed, gives the powers of the principal to the agent.  It can be broad or narrow, depending on the wishes of the principal of the power of attorney. What

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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

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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

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