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Do I Need A Probate Attorney?

How can an attorney help with probate? Preventing problems: Sometimes having a lawyer can prevent disputes. It depends on the family members, but sometimes having legal advice and representation can calm a situation, knowing that the law is being followed. Interactions with creditors is often much easier when an attorney is involved, and that can [..]

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The Probate Process

Probate is required in California unless the assets are jointly owned or the estate is worth less than $150,000. Not all assets go through probate, such as any assets in a living trust or if a financial account has an heir listed. Bank accounts, life insurance accounts, and retirement accounts often have an heir named [..]

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Employment Discrimination Laws

Employees often don’t know their rights and that makes it much easier for employers to take advantage of them. Whether the discrimination occurs intentionally or even without the knowledge of the owner, it’s still illegal and still wrong. Discrimination is almost always against a class of people, such as a specific gender or race, and [..]

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Things to Consider when Beginning an Estate Plan

Most people already have answers for questions about what they’d like to happen and who they’d like to include in their estate plan. Perhaps you already have a few people in mind for some of these roles. Planning for the unforeseen and thinking about death is unpleasant but writing down what you’d like in the [..]

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