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24
Aug

How to Avoid Sacramento County Probate After the Loss of a Loved One

One of the most common questions we receive here at the Chubb Law Firm is “How can I avoid Sacramento County probate?” It’s a hot topic because the California probate process can be long, complex, very public, and costly.

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13
Jul

Folsom Probate Lawyer: What Happens If Your Child Dies Before You?

What happens when a child dies before the parent? What becomes of the inheritance that a parent plans to leave behind?

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22
Jun

Sacramento Probate Lawyer: How to Remove an Executor from an Estate

Any interested party that wishes to remove an executor would have to petition the probate court to have the executor removed and present a reason. It’s best to have a Sacramento probate lawyer advise you first and help you with this petition.

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18
May

My Mother/Father/Spouse just passed away. What do I need to do? | Sacramento County Probate Lawyer

If the deceased person failed to do estate planning, the estate will more often than not require a probate proceeding. All of this could be avoided if the deceased had taken the time to talk to a qualified estate planning attorney and put their affairs in order.

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10
Oct

Sacramento County Probate Lawyers: Avoiding Probate with a Roth IRA

Many people plan for their retirement by using Roth IRAs due to their great tax benefits, but most people don’t know that Roth IRAs are also excellent for avoiding probate.

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08
Sep

Sacramento County Probate Lawyer: Can Beneficiaries Demand a Formal Accounting of an Estate?

An estate administrator has a duty to manage the estate and do so in the best interest of the beneficiaries. However, not every administrator acts in good faith.

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17
Aug

Folsom Probate Lawyer: The Person Who Provides for You Suddenly Dies. What Happens to You?

When the primary breadwinner dies, his or her surviving spouse, domestic partner and minor children can find themselves without the necessary resources to maintain their current lifestyle. If you find yourself in this position, you do have options.

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06
Apr

Ask a Sacramento Probate Lawyer: “My Mother Just Passed Away. What Paperwork Do I Need?”

After the loss of a loved one, there’s so much to do. You need to communicate with family members, plan the funeral, and begin the process of settling the estate.

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I was absolutely without a clue as to how to begin or what I should do to establish an estate plan. I did know that I wanted someone I could trust, that was honest and I would have confidence in. I was referred to Heather by my friend who was being legally advised by Heather on another estate. She was very satisfied with her work and thought I might be happy with her service. At our consultation appointment, her presentation was very thorough. I had lots of questions, and she was easy to talk to and was able to guide me to just the kind of estate plan I needed. That was 10 years ago. Due to circumstances in my life, I have had to make changes to my plan, and I always go back to her for her legal services and guidance. I have recommended Heather before.
Gwen

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