When do you need to probate the assets of a decedent? First of all, let’s make sure we know what “probate” means–it sounds like a medical condition. But in fact it is simply a court process where a decedent’s assets are taken over by an appointed “personal representative”, the last debts and bills of the
Self-Guided Tour Through the California Probate Process: Can you handle a probate on your own?
Posted in Probate
The probate process is probably one of the most archaic procedures we still have in our legal system. Probate simply means to prove-up a Will—it’s the process where a Will is determined to be valid by the Court, it is then “admitted” to probate (as we say), an Executor is appointed and the administration of…
Death Can Be Fatal: How the Death of a Defendant Can be Fatal to a Lawsuit Too
Posted in Probate Court Litigation
Death is final. And when a person who is a party to a lawsuit dies, death can be final for the opposing party too unless they take action quickly.
Dead people cannot be sued by law. Therefore, any claims against a decedent (including those already in progress by way of an existing lawsuit) must be brought…