Stepping into the role of a trustee can be empowering, but it does come with some significant responsibilities. In fact, trustees in the state of California are legally required to carry out some specific duties – i.e., their trustee duties – and failing to do so could result in them being sued for breach of … Read moreCalifornia Trustee Duties: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1)
If you are considering your options for developing an estate plan, you may already be overwhelmed by all the intricacies that can come with this process. Many people know what they want to accomplish with an estate plan, but they are unsure about how to go about legally protecting their wishes. One thing you may … Read moreWhat Is the Difference Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts?
Every person approaches estate planning a little differently; and rightly so, as it can be an extremely personal experience. People are thinking not only about their own future and financial security, but also of the future and financial security of their loved ones. That is why it can be important to remember that what might … Read moreNo Trust Set Up for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Children
There are a number of estate planning issues that are fairly straightforward and once they are settled, there is rarely a need to readdress them. However, if an estate plan includes a trust, there can be concerns that come up long after the creator of the trust has passed away. For example, trustees for a … Read moreTrustees Fighting for ‘Reasonable Compensation’
There are many people across California who set up a trust as part of their estate plan. Often, managing these trusts is long-term and complicated process. It is very important for people to consider the duties and responsibilities that may be required of trustees before assigning these roles. Trustees are expected to manage a trust … Read moreDisney Trustees’ Decisions Called into Question