Probate Law

Introduction to Probate – Part 3

Today, we continue our look at the probate process in California and specifically what happens after the commencement of a probate. Many steps begin to take shape including notice requirements that are triggered as a result of the filing of the probate proceeding. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, […]

Probate Litigation and Joint Bank Accounts — Are Your Accounts Properly Titled?

Today, we continue our look at the probate process in California and specifically how titling of bank accounts may affect the probate process. Bank accounts properly established can effectively become non-probate assets. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know […]

Introduction to California Probate: Part 2 by Benjamin H. Eagleton

As discussed in my last article, depending on the type of property and its value, a Court order and formal Probate proceeding may be necessary. Specifically, real property (a house, condo, apartment, and vacant land) which is valued at or above $50,000 and personal property (jewelry, bank accounts, and securities) exceeding $150,000 of value will […]

Introduction to California Probate: Part 1 by Benjamin H. Eagleton

Today, Benjamin Eagleton, an attorney in BPE Law’s Estate Planning practice, begins a multi-part series on the ins and outs of a California Probate. Most people, in one way or another, have been involved in, or know someone who has been involved in a Probate proceeding. However, unless you’re a Probate Attorney, it’s a process […]
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