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Jul 13, 2020

Unhappy with a conservatorship? You can contest it

When your mother died, she placed your uncle in charge of your disabled brother’s care. For the last decade, however, you’ve been the one with him around the clock. He has a number of disabilities, and you’ve built a schedule and routine that works well…

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Jul 11, 2020

Did your loved one have the capacity to sign a will?

While estate planning and wills are meant to bring forth the desires of an individual after they pass, there are situations when they do not act as such. Sometimes, you must contest an estate plan because you suspect that it does not line up with…

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Jul 01, 2020

How can you prove a breach of fiduciary trust?

Choosing someone to take care of your trust, estate or conservatorship is a big decision. It requires a lot of trust. It is disappointing if you find the person that you or a relative trusted has let you down. To prove a breach of fiduciary trust…

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Jun 23, 2020

Did a sibling use undue influence on your parent?

No one wants to get involved in an estate dispute involving their siblings, especially at an emotional time after a parent has just passed away. Unfortunately, it does happen. Estate issues are very common and you may have a valid reason to dispute a will.…

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Jun 12, 2020

Guardianship may be needed for those with special needs

As Los Angeles parents and caretakers of children with autism or other cognitive disabilities can attest, raising such a child is a unique joy. When the child turns 18, however, they become legally responsible for their own welfare and decisions in life — and not…

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Jun 03, 2020

Who can contest a will?

When a loved one passes away, their will is one of the ways that they might pass assets down to individuals and other entities. There are instances in which the will might not contain what someone thought it was supposed to. This might lead to…

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May 18, 2020

5 reasons to remove a trustee in Los Angeles

When a relative enlists someone as a trustee to administer their estate on behalf of you and your family, they hope their choice works out. Sometimes, things do not work out, and you and the other beneficiaries may want to remove the trustee. Here are…

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May 11, 2020

Is your elderly parent the victim of financial abuse?

Whether your parent still lives in their home or has moved into an assisted living or nursing home facility, their comfort often depends on maintaining their financial health. However, strangers, caregivers and even family members may try to take advantage of them in their old…

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May 08, 2020

Conservatorships can protect the vulnerable from financial abuse

If your loved one is a senior, an adult with a mental disability or other adult dependent, they may be vulnerable to financial exploitation. Whether it’s because of age or cognitive impairment, your loved one may no longer be able to adequately handle and protect…

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Apr 30, 2020

Guardianship litigation: You can fight for guardianship

When your loved one died, the last thing you were worried about was their choice of a guardian. You knew they’d make good decisions for their children and make sure they were cared for appropriately. Unfortunately, their choice of guardian was unable to take over…

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