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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.”

In the Spotlight: Tom Cain

In the Spotlight: Tom Cain

It has been said that those who can, do. And those who can do more, volunteer. Tom Cain is a perfect example of this concept. Co-founder of the Lawyer in the Library program, Tom is also one of the dedicated attorneys who volunteers to work at the two monthly clinics, assisting pro per litigants in navigating the legal system.

Inns of Court: Cleavers v. Kardashians

Inns of Court: Cleavers v. Kardashians

Judge David Goldstein’s pupilage group put on a thrilling display of Family Feud. Cleavers v. Kardashians! On one side, you had the show of the 1950s, Leave It to Beaver. On the other hand, you had the show of the 2010s, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Judge Mockler’s pupilage group put on a rousing, energetic Jeopardy-like contest centered around animal law.

Inns of Court: Free Speech

Inns of Court: Free Speech

A threatening statement was provided in three different contexts: rap song, YouTube video and Facebook post. How does the law handle this?