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

Common assets mistakenly omitted from trusts

Being an Attorney that concentrates on all aspects of Probate matters, my office has come up with a list of the forgotten assets that are most commonly omitted from trust funding.  That is, these assets are frequently found after death titled in individual names rather than being properly titled to the decedent's trust. In

How a Probate Attorney Helps

How A Probate Attorney Helps Probate attorney is a state licensed lawyer who understands law aspects enough to advice estate executors and beneficiaries on settling final affairs of a deceased person. The lawyer is also referred to as an estate attorney and is responsible for handling personal representatives throughout the probate process until everything is

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