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Lynette Sung In Kim Lawyer

Lynette Sung In Kim

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Wills & Probate, Prenuptial Agreements, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Paternity

Hi, I’m Lynette Kim, mediator and collaborative attorney. Compassion for my clients is important to me, and that’s why I’ve remained a family... (more)

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David A. Schechet Lawyer

David A. Schechet

Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Guardianships & Conservatorships
California Estate Planning, Conservatorship, Guardianship, and Real Estate Lawyer

David A. Schechet is a client-first attorney with more than 35 years of legal experience. Knowledgeable in many areas of law, Attorney Schechet concen... (more)

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John R. Ronge

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Estate Planning, International Tax, Trusts, Estate, Wills

John R. Ronge, Attorney at Law has been providing quality, personalized legal and professional guidance to individuals, estates, trusts and businesses... (more)

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Scott Edward Rahn

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Wills & Probate, Trusts, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate Administration, Real Estate

California attorney Scott Rahn resolves contests, disputes and litigation related to trusts, estates and conservatorships, creating a welcome peace ... (more)

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Solis  Cooperson Lawyer

Solis Cooperson

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Wills & Probate, Estate, Trusts, Tax

We specialize in: Probate, Wills and Estate Planning, Estate Litigation and special issues regarding Testamentary Competence and Elder Abuse.

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Peta-Gay Melissa Gordon Lawyer

Peta-Gay Melissa Gordon

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Estate, Wills & Probate

Ms. Gordon received her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was the Development Editor for the Sout... (more)

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Alice A. Salvo

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Estate, Elder Law, Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney

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Lawrence Harvey Nemirow Lawyer

Lawrence Harvey Nemirow

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Wills, Trusts, Estate, Corporate, Contract

Lawrence Harvey Nemirow is a practicing lawyer in California handling Estate and Business matters.

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John Joseph Stanton

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Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate

Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. Stepping into a lawyer's office can be even more stressful. At our firm, however, we strive to take the stress ou... (more)

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Frank D. Granato

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Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Bankruptcy, Business, Wills & Probate

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LEGAL TERMS

SURVIVING SPOUSE'S TRUST

If a couple has created an AB trust, the revocable living trust (Trust B) of the surviving spouse, after the first spouse has died.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

EXEMPTION TRUST

A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth m... (more...)
A bypass trust funded with an amount no larger than the personal federal estate tax exemption in the year of death. If the trust grantor leaves property worth more than that amount, it usually goes to the surviving spouse. The trust property passes free from estate tax because of the personal exemption, and the rest is shielded from tax under the surviving spouse's marital deduction.

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

INCOMPETENCE

The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at ... (more...)
The inability, as determined by a court, to handle one's own personal or financial affairs. A court may declare that a person is incompetent after a hearing at which the person is present and/or represented by an attorney. A finding of incompetence may lead to the appointment of a conservator to manage the person's affairs. Also known as 'incompetency.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Guardianship of Ann S.

... 1118 OPINION. CORRIGAN, J.—. In 2003 the Legislature enacted Probate Code section 1516.5, making it easier for children in probate guardianships to be adopted by their guardians. (Stats. 2003, ch. ... We granted review. II. DISCUSSION. A. Probate Guardianship. ...

Schwartz v. Labow

... In August 2003, the probate court appointed Lionel B. Sanders, certified public accountant, conservator of Sylvia's and Louis's estates in the related conservatorships. ... DISCUSSION. 1. The probate court had jurisdiction in November 2005 to suspend appellant trustee's powers. ...

Estate of Bennett

... (collectively Smith), appeal from a probate court order granting the motion of petitioners Lu Ella Bennett, Jack H. Bennett, Jr., and Louise Comer to set aside and rescind a settlement agreement and an assignment of their interests in the estate of Jack Harry Bennett (decedent). ...