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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 […]
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.
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.
Sometimes petitioning the court for a conservatorship is necessary for the highest level of protection for an individual in need.
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.
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…
The limited conservatorship process, by its nature, requires everyone involved to focus on the soon-to-be-adult’s disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
“…for better for worse…in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”
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.
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.
Judge Mockler’s pupilage group put on a rousing, energetic Jeopardy-like contest centered around animal law.