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How to Avoid Probate

How to Avoid Probate

Probate is the court-supervised legal process of settling a person’s estate after their death. This includes the appointment of someone, the executor, to pay all the debts of the estate and transfer the property of the deceased to his or her heirs. It can be a lengthy...

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All About Wills in California

Wills are an important part of the estate planning process. A will allows its maker, known as a testator, to accomplish a number of things, including: Leave property to people or organizations Name a guardian to manage property left to minor children Name a guardian...

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How are Wills Challenged in California?

When an individual is unhappy with the terms of another’s will, he or she may be entitled to challenge it in court. The four primary reasons that wills are invalidated in California are lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, signature problems, and fraud....

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