California Probate Process
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California Probate Process

The California probate process is expensive, time-consuming and open to the public. If you leave your estate to your loved ones using a will, everything you own will pass through probate. California’s probate court is in control of the process until the estate has been...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
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California Trust Administration

If a decedent had a properly drafted and funded trust, probate is generally not required in California. Unlike a will, a trust is a private document and need not be filed with the probate court. Nonetheless, the successor trustee must still take steps to administer the trust....
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
California Conservatorships and Guardianships
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California Conservatorships

Adults are assumed to be capable of making their own decisions and acting in a way that is in their own best interests. However, there are times when a person lacks this ability. Some people never have this capability. California Conservatorships and Guardianships law provides...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
California Elder Law
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California Elder Law

Financial assets controlled by an elderly person are often vulnerable to fraud and other forms of financial abuse by criminals and even unscrupulous family members. California Elder Law is intended to protect elder abuse. Financial elder abuse can take many forms, including the...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
EDD Tax Attorney
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EDD Tax Attorney – EDD & FTB Tax Liability Claims

Thomas Gourde is an experienced EDD Tax Attorney representing businesses faced with California EDD and/or FTB Tax Liability Claims. The State of California has one of the most complex sets of tax regulations out of all the states in the Nation. The primary tax issues faced by...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
E&O Insurance Attorney California
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E&O Insurance Attorney California

Liability is a concern for any individual in a position of responsibility, authority or trust, particularly company directors or officers, brokers in both the real estate and financial industries and those who provide investment advice and financial planning. Claims against such...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
California Insurance Defense
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California Insurance Defense

California Insurance Defense encompasses the defense of claims made by injured or harmed victims against the responsible insured for either negligence or malpractice in the state of California. Dealing with insurance is a fact of life – whether you drive a car, provide...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Claims
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Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Claims

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Claims is a legal term that describes a tort claim when an insured person or company has a claim against an insurance company for its bad faith. Insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to any individual or entity that they...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
Intellectual Property Rights California
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Intellectual Property Rights California

Intellectual property is property developed from one’s mind, imagination, ingenuity, creativity or experimentation. Intellectual Property Rights California is the area of the law that provides for protection of intellectual property and the rights of those who create original...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
California Employment Law
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California Employment Law

California Employment Law is a body of law which addressed the legal rights and restrictions of individuals working within or for a private or public entity, organization or association. Labor and employment law is quite broad as it covers all areas of the employer/employee...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013