california probate law

How to Avoid the Need for a Probate Lawyer in Orange County

If you are dealing with an estate that has to go through the probate process in California, your smartest move is likely going to be to work with a Orange County probate lawyer.  There are cases where very simple estates will move through fairly easily, but there is still a matter of paperwork, accounting, etc. …

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Do I Need a Will If All My Property Is Owned Jointly in California?

I’m often asked by well meaning couples, friends or relatives whether they really need a will if all of their property (house, bank accounts, etc) is jointly owned with someone else. This is actually a very good question and the answer is a bit more complicated than most people realize. Yes it is true that …

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