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Court Bonds 02.20.2019

What Does a Trustee Do?

A trust is a legal entity that technically owns assets and includes instructions describing who you want managing your affairs and who you want to receive the trust’s assets. But what does it mean to…
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What Does a Trustee Do?
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Types of Trusts

So you’re thinking about setting up a trust. Or you’ve been appointed to be a trustee for a trust. It would probably help to know what the differences are between the types of trust, and…
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Types of Trusts
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning

When you think of estates and estate planning, you probably think it’s just something that rich people do to pass their assets onto their children. But did you know that there’s a lot more to…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning
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What is Receivership and What Is It For?

Receivership can best be defined as a process where someone legally appointed as receiver for a company acts in that capacity as a custodian for the company’s assets or operations. Receivership is most commonly associated…
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What is Receivership and What Is It For?
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?

A guardian is appointed to take care of most non-monetary (and often times monetary) decisions for someone who is not able to do this themselves, while conservators are appointed to handle only the actual monetary…
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When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?
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?