Many residents of San Jose, California, and the surrounding greater Bay Area may have heard the phrase undue influence, even if they just happened to be reading about a big estate-related court fight.
What does an executor do?
When it comes to administering a California estate, perhaps the most important person is the executor, who may also be referred to as the administrator of the estate or even as the personal representative.
The basics of a spendthrift trust
Parents and others in San Jose who are planning to leave significant assets to their children, or who wish to transfer those assets to them as part of their planned giving, may face a bit of dilemma.
What is a short sale?
It does not take an expert in real estate to recognize that the worst case scenario a homeowner or other property owner can face, aside perhaps from an uninsured loss of the property, is the loss of the property due to inability to repay the mortgage or mortgages on the home.
Pitfalls to avoid when naming a trust as an IRA beneficiary
One thing that has big impacts on what happens with an IRA after a person dies is who the person named as the IRA’s beneficiary.
5 tips to prevent a mechanic's lien on your construction project
You have a lot to worry about overseeing a construction project. The last thing you need is to end up with a mechanic's lien on your property.
If You're Experiencing Any of These Common Partnership Disputes, Hire a Business Lawyer Immediately
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the U.S., and it's no secret that commercial laws and bylaws can be exceedingly complex.
Answering Common Questions About Fraud and Embezzlement
We've discussed some of the most common types of business partnership disputes: breaches of contracts, violations of non compete agreements, breaches of fiduciary duties, misuse of trade secrets, minority owner rights disputes, and embezzlement.
Real Estate Attorneys: Your Questions, Answered
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were 603,310 real estate lawyers in the United States. Many people seem to think that real estate attorneys assist solely with real estate transactions.
Don't Fall for These Misleading Misconceptions About Commercial Disputes and Arbitration
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, and it's not uncommon for commercial disputes to arise within one or more businesses that require proper mediation with a corporate law firm.