Los Angeles Probate Lawyer Explains Probate Letters in California

One of the jobs of a  Los Angeles Probate Lawyer is to obtain a document called Probate Letters for his or her client in California.  Most people do not know that an executor’s duties do not start until the court issues the probate letters, which is a court form.   Probate

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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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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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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

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