Are There Different Types of Wills?

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California Law Recognizes Formal and Handwritten Wills In addition to a formal testamentary will that is witnessed and signed by two people in an attorney’s office, California also recognizes handwritten, or holographic, wills. In this video, Oakland probate litigation lawyer Charles Triay talks about the requirements a handwritten will must have in California.

What Happens in a Contested Accounting Case?

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Probate Litigation Attorney Near Me You have the right to request an accounting to help move a stalled probate estate case along, as well as if you suspect there has been false accounting in a probate estate or trust case. In the video below, attorney Charles Triay discusses these two types of common contested accounting […]

What are Contingency Fees for Probate Litigation?

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Attorney Fees for Probate Cases in California Depending on the specifics of your probate matter, you may be able to retain legal representation without needing to pay for the services of a lawyer upfront. In this video, probate litigation attorney Charles Triay explains contingency fees as they apply to the cases he handles in his […]

What Legal Rights Does a Surviving Spouse Have?

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I Need a Probate Litigation Lawyer for Spousal Rights Depending on the laws of your state, the estate of your late spouse may be considered either community property, separate property or partially both. In California, for example, attorney Charlies Triay explains that surviving spouses have community property rights.

Is a Trust Able to be Changed After Someone Dies?

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Lawyer That Handles Probate Trust Issues In some circumstances, a trust may be able to be amended after the trustee of a trust passes away. Attorney Charles Triay explains in this video how beneficiaries of a trust must meet certain factors and how a judge will need to sign off on any changes in order […]

Will My Probate Litigation Case Settle Early?

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I Need a Probate Attorney Near Oakland Accusations of wrongdoings or the false notion that the other party involved in the probate lawsuit is friendly and will want to come to an agreement quickly has the potential to create an atmosphere that is emotionally charged. In this video, Charles Triay, a lawyer who specializes in California […]

Do Probate Cases in California Settle?

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Negotiating Out of Court Can Save You Time and Money Attorney Charles Triay understands how going to court may not always be the best solution for probate litigation cases. Cases that go to trial often take a lot of time and can become costly. In this video, attorney Charles Triay explains how most of the […]

Can I Get My Money Back if a Person Who Owes Me Money Dies?

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Lawyer in California Who Handles Probate Creditor Claims Although it is always devastating when someone we know passes away, this grief can be compounded by stress and confusion if that individual passed without repaying what he or she owed you. In some situations, it may be possible to file a creditor claim in probate to […]