Administering estate with IAEA Authority

IAEA authority within Probate In 1987, the California Legislature enacted the Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA). IAEA is a collection of statutes granting the personal representative to administer some aspects of the decedent’s estate without court supervision. In order to be granted IAEA powers it must be granted within the will or upon

Role of the Executor in a will

Executor’s role in Probate What is an “Executor?” In California the Executor is also called a personal representative. It is the person or entity nominated by the deceased person (the “decedent”) in a Will to administer the estate of that person as directed by the Will. Let’s start by stating that it's both an honor

Elder Financial Abuse

California Law requires all bank employees to report all suspected cases of elder financial abuse. The California Bankers Association has compiled a list of tips to help consumers be more vigilant in keeping seniors safe. Elder financial abuse is a somewhat unique crime in that, oftentimes, it is a member of the family, close friend or