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California Probate Explained - Werner Law Firm

California Probate Explained

Unless an individual dies with a living trust or meets other specific criteria, their estate must go through probate after they pass away. The California probate process ensures that all of the estate’s debts are paid and that the assets are distributed to the proper beneficiaries and heirs. From start to finish, this process typically

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Designating the Right Trustee for Your Estate - Werner Law Firm

Designating the Right Trustee for Your Estate

When setting up a trust, it pays to be thorough. Most people who may have an interest in setting up a trust for their estate understand that a successfully developed and implemented living trust can often be the difference between a smooth inheritance process, and unnecessary consequences. Part of every trust is eventually deciding whose

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Creating a Will: The Breakdown - Werner Law Firm

Creating a Will: The Breakdown

A person’s last will and testament is a very powerful document, if designed and executed properly. A will acts as a blueprint for the distribution of everything you own after you die, and can be used to assign more than just monetary value, giving you one last opportunity to address the family in a meaningful

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Understanding the “Quiet Title” Action - Werner Law Firm

Understanding the “Quiet Title” Action

Selling properties in probate is a time-consuming process, but it’s an important task that helps families move on and prepare for the next stage of life. However, property in probate is prone to disputes, particularly if there’s an unclear will or multiple beneficiaries who want to lay claim to the house. A quiet title can

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