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Potential conservatees have rights in conservatorships

Once a California judge makes a ruling, an individual may lose the power to make decisions for him…
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What are some of the reasons for trust litigation?

Many California residents would agree that an estate plan is only as good as its documents. How those…
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Caring for a loved one with a developmental disability

Having a developmentally disabled loved one can be challenging. You may have provided care during his or her…
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One of the downsides of aging — the need for conservatorships

Just as is the case elsewhere across the country, the average age of those living here in California…
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Trust litigation can happen despite its creator’s best intentions

For many California residents, taking care of family members means executing estate planning documents that provide for loved…
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How breach of fiduciary duty plays into trust litigation

When a California resident agrees to fill a position in someone’s estate plan, he or she takes on…
What kinds of issues could cause trust litigation to ensue?

What kinds of issues could cause trust litigation to ensue?

When California residents create their estate plans, they do so with the aim of providing for the family…
What do the courts look for when it comes to diminished capacity?

What do the courts look for when it comes to diminished capacity?

The term “diminished capacity” means slightly different things, depending on the legal issue at hand. For instance, the…
Terry Semel’s family members to negotiate conservatorship

Terry Semel’s family members to negotiate conservatorship

After spending decades at the helm of Warner Bros and Yahoo!, Terry Semel’s health declined with the onset…
Choosing the wrong trustee could lead to trust litigation

Choosing the wrong trustee could lead to trust litigation

Perhaps the most important part of any estate-planning document is designating the people who will carry out a…
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