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VA Benefits: Planning Options For Surviving Spouses Of Veterans

  Did you know that the VA looks at the claimant's total net worth, income, expenses and even life expectancy to determine if they should qualify for a monthly pension benefit? Sometimes, a veteran or surviving spouse will [...]

By |2018-10-28T10:11:07+00:00October 25th, 2018|Probate, Probate Attorneys / Lawyers, Trust|0 Comments

Leaving Assets To Minors – What’s The Best Way?

If your child is still a minor when you die, the court may get involved in handling any assets left to them. See, minors can be named on a title, but they can't actually conduct any kind of [...]

Unmarried Partners Should Own Property As Joint Tenants

Joint tenancy is often a good idea for partners who are unmarried. It's simple to do. In a property title, you just have a clause included that says that the form of ownership is a joint tenancy. Home [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:57:52+00:00October 1st, 2018|Buyers, Buying, California, Probate, Probate FAQ's|0 Comments

What Is “Tenants In Common” Joint Ownership?

There are different forms of asset ownership. We recently discussed  joint tenancy. Tenants in common is a different kind of ownership. In this form of ownership, multiple people share a specified percentage of ownership rights in the asset.  [...]

Do You Have To Remove A Former Spouse As A Fiduciary?

Do you have to remove a former spouse as a fiduciary? In California, you don't have to go in and remove a former spouse as a fiduciary. Even if the spouse is listed in you will, if your [...]

By |2018-09-29T10:36:24+00:00September 29th, 2018|California, Probate, Probate FAQ's|0 Comments

What Money Is Needed While Overbidding On Probate Property In California?

We've talked about overbidding on California probate real estate recently. One question we have been getting asked though is this: What money should I bring to court when overbidding on a probate offer. This is an excellent question. [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:57:53+00:00September 26th, 2018|Buyers, Buying, California, Probate, Probate FAQ's, The Courtroom, Things to Do, Tips|0 Comments

Terms And Conditions For Probate Sales In California

Do you understand the terms and conditions for probate sales in California? There are specific terms and conditions that make them significantly different from other real estate transactions. The terms and conditions are generally the same for all [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:57:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Buying, California, Probate, Probate FAQ's, Tips|0 Comments

Overbidders: Traditional Real Estate Negotiation Methods Don’t Apply

We recently talked about overbidding in California probate court. As an overbidder in court, you should know that traditional real estate negotiation methods do not apply. Actually, you will have to purchase the property under the exact same [...]

By |2018-09-24T09:15:25+00:00September 24th, 2018|California, Probate|0 Comments

What Assets Don’t Generally Go Through Probate?

When someone dies and the estate lands in probate court, not all assets have to go through the probate process. When something is in your name only, that's an obvious asset that would go through probate. Bank accounts, [...]