CA Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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Attorneys’ Fee–The necessary evil of paying for justice can be managed in many ways with some creativity

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Attorneys’ fees–about as enjoyable as “death and taxes.”  The unfortunate reality of our legal system is that it takes money to stand up for your rights.  In this video we discuss the ways in which we work with clients to offer various fee arrangements in representing them in California Trust and Will litigation.  For those… Continue Reading

Family “Squabbles” Can Cost You

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Conservatorship litigation is nasty business, primarily because at the center of every conservatorship dispute is a helpless conservatee (usually an elder adult) who is caught in the middle of the family fight.  And that family fight may just cost the parties a good deal of money from their own pocket.  As reported by Marc Alexander… Continue Reading

Trustees’ Reimbursement for Attorneys’ Fees — Win Some, Lose Some

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We have talked about trustees’ fees, executors’ fees, and attorneys’ fees on this blog before…and here we go again.  In Marc Alexander’s and William M. Hensley’s blog on California attorneys’ fees (which I read regularly) they mentioned a recent Fourth Circuit Appellate Court decision called Kunit vs. Kingston.  Kunit involves a trustee removed from office for committing… Continue Reading

“Ordinary” Attorney’s Fees and “Extraordinary” Attorney’s Fees in Probate

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Marc Alexander’s and William M. Hensley’s outstanding blog on California attorney’s fees recently commented on Estate of Fernandez, where Justice O’Leary discussed the difference between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” attorney’s fees in the probate arena. So, what is the difference between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” attorney’s fees that you pay an attorney to “probate” your loved ones… Continue Reading