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Court Bonds 02.19.2019

The Duties of Conservators and Guardians

Guardians and conservators are appointed to the incapacitated, the elderly, the disabled or minors to care for the affairs and needs of these wars. But what are the specific duties of a guardian and a…
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The Duties of Conservators and Guardians
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How a Court Appointed Guardianship is Established

Some people may be too young, mentally unfit, or physically unwell to be able to make financial or legal decisions. They may not be able to fully understand the ramifications of their decisions and what…
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How a Court Appointed Guardianship is Established
Court Bonds 02.19.2019

What are California Partition Actions?

Sometimes when multiple people own a single piece of real property in California, usually in the form of land or buildings, there may be disputes regarding said property. Whether this dispute is over use or…
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What are California Partition Actions?
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What are Referees and What Do They Do?

Oftentimes there can be disputes between co-owners of land or buildings that can’t be resolved by negotiation or mediation. Their ownership interest in property can then be partitioned in a partition action. But who handles…
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What are Referees and What Do They Do?
Court Bonds 02.19.2019

Receivers vs. Trustees in Bankruptcy

Both receivers and trustees are involved in bankruptcy, but only certain types. Receivership is both a feature of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is used for reorganization of a business entity under the United States bankruptcy…
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Receivers vs. Trustees in Bankruptcy
Court Bonds 02.08.2019

What Happens if My Parents Die Without a Will?

It’s not uncommon for a family member to pass away without a will. Whether it’s because they don’t want to confront the end of their life approaching or simply don’t think they have enough assets…
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What Happens if My Parents Die Without a Will?
Court Bonds 02.08.2019

What is a Trustee?

Trustees can do a number of different things, but an easy way to describe what they do would be that they are fiduciaries who oversee the day to day management of assets placed in a…
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What is a Trustee?
Court Bonds 02.08.2019

What You Need to Plan an Estate

Nearly everyone has some sort of asset they would like to pass on once they pass away. But if you don’t properly plan your estate, your assets may not pass to who you would prefer,…
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What You Need to Plan an Estate
Court Bonds 02.08.2019

How is an Estate Administrator Chosen?

One main purpose of writing a will is to choose who will serve as the executor of your estate. But what happens if someone dies without a will? The court can appoint an administrator or…
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How is an Estate Administrator Chosen?