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New Probate Laws: You Will Want to Read This... Trust Me

New Probate Laws: You Will Want to Read This… Trust Me

Here’s your annual round up of five newly-chaptered laws that will go into effect in 2018 and will shape the legal practice of trust and estate litigation, planning and administration for years to come.

What Happens Next? Probate Division 2016

What Happens Next? Probate Division 2016

What happens next? Hypothetical #1: An elderly woman wants to amend her trust. She has three adult children. The current trust specifies that the residue of her trust is to pass in equal shares to the three children. The proposed trust amendment leaves 97% of the residue, which at that moment would amount to about […]

December 2015 - Estate Planning & Probate

December 2015 – Estate Planning & Probate

Highlights of the December 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Estate Planning & Probate edition include articles on conservatorships and guardianships, financial elder abuse, probate, trusts and more.

Lions and Tigers and Probate, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Probate, Oh My!

All she could think about was trying to wrangle those flying monkeys through a probate court. The truth is, navigating a probate does not require a wizard.

Conservatorships: A Last Resort?

Conservatorships: A Last Resort?

Sometimes petitioning the court for a conservatorship is necessary for the highest level of protection for an individual in need.

The Gift of Giving: Guardianships of the Person and Estate

The Gift of Giving: Guardianships of the Person and Estate

Guardianship of the person and/or estate provides us the opportunity to protect children who would otherwise be subject to harmful or detrimental living conditions.

Probate Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Probate Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

The Judicial Council directed a survey on various facets of the state’s judicial system. Among the many hundreds of comments received, some of the ones relevant to probate practice are as follows…

Limited Conservatorship and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Limited Conservatorship and Autism Spectrum Disorder

The limited conservatorship process, by its nature, requires everyone involved to focus on the soon-to-be-adult’s disabilities.

Probate Perspective - 2014 Year in Review

Probate Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

The new local rules, taking effect January 1, 2015, are substantially revised and entirely reformatted, and will more closely follow the structure of the California Rules of Court.

Revisions to the Probate Local Rules: A Work in Progress

Revisions to the Probate Local Rules: A Work in Progress

While not perfect, the 2015 changes to the Probate Local Rules certainly represent a positive, collaborative effort. The public comment period is open through September 8, 2014.

Probate Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Probate Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

The division experienced no structural changes during the past year. The same level of resources should be available for the division in the coming year.

Contested Conservatorships - Where's The Love?!

Contested Conservatorships – Where’s The Love?!

“…for better for worse…in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”

Meet the 2018 Section Leaders

Meet the 2018 Section Leaders

The CCCBA would like to introduce you to an extraordinary group of hardworking and dedicated individuals. In the following pages, they will tell you about their sections. This year they responded to one of the following questions: What do you do to give back? or What was your most rewarding or inspirational career moment? For […]

Reflections on Retiring

Reflections on Retiring

One factor was especially important in choosing referral attorneys: relative youth, with at least five years of experience.  I did not want my clients to face the prospect of changing attorneys again within the next 20 years.

Show Me the Money: When Can Trustees Use Trust Funds to Litigate?

Show Me the Money: When Can Trustees Use Trust Funds to Litigate?

Over the past 30 years, the use of revocable living trusts has rightly become the preferred estate planning vehicle for persons seeking to protect and pass on their estates.  With that growth has come a corresponding increase in trust-related litigation.  As a result, an increasing number of civil litigators are finding themselves directly or indirectly […]