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Joint Tenancy Problems If a Couple Dies Simultaneously

Assume Jack and Jill are married and involved in an unfortunate car accident. Jill has 2 children from a previous marriage, and Jack has no children. Jill passes away immediately, and Jack passes away at the hospital a day later. What happens to the married couple’s estate in a situation…

What Happens if I Die Without a Will in California?

What does it mean to die “intestate” in California? What happens when someone passes away without a will in California? A person who passes away without first establishing a valid will is said to die “intestate.” When one dies without a valid will, a person’s estate is passed to their heirs…

Avoiding Probate in California

What is Probate? When someone passes away, many times family and friends are left determining how to manage and distribute the person’s remaining assets, otherwise known as their estate. Depending on the size of the estate and the title in which assets are held, it is often necessary to open…