Responsibilities of a personal representative

When a person passes away, his or her personal representative is responsible for settling their estate. One of the most important first steps for the personal representative to take is to find all of the deceased person’s estate planning documents and supporting...

Can a personal representative be removed?

As people in San Diego are aware no one lives forever. One of the unfortunate facts of life is that everyone will pass away. As people prepare for death there are many things they have to think about as people cannot take all the property and assets they acquired...

Understanding probate in California

When a loved one dies, settling their estate usually includes probate. People often are not prepared for the legal process and costs, even if they had discussed it with their recently deceased loved one beforehand. Probate is essentially the court-supervised process...