Community Property
April 4, 2018

There was a recent story about a California man who was a high-level Silicon Valley executive. He met his sixth wife when he went to a bar where she worked as a waitress. They married. The honeymoon was short-lived. They battled for a while. The man passed away and...

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Do You Have a Valid Will?
April 18, 2018

California Probate Code 6110 sets forth that anyone 18 and older can execute a valid will provided that the will is a in written form, is signed by the testator (individual executing the will), and the signing is done in the presence of two witnesses. The witnesses must be...

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Intestate Succession
May 12, 2018

Someone who passes away without a will is called “intestate.” The California Probate Code provides rules for those who die intestate wherein the decedent’s property passes to his or her heirs. There are different rules that apply, depending on who is the next of kin. Common Law Suicide In...

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Acts of Independent Significance
May 24, 2018

The population in general, and litigators in particular, do not appreciate vague language. They want language that is to the point. They want language that addresses specific issues. They do not want language that is open to multiple interpretations. There are times, however, that such language is necessary. Sometimes...

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