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This case study is a cautionary tale, and unfortunately, we see this kind of situation all too often. It highlights the importance of what is called vesting, or the way in which title to a Deed is held. It seems like a small thing, but a Deed is the legal...

A woman came into our Walnut Creek office seeking help with her parents’ estate. Like many of the clients who come through our doors, she needed information. She’d never dealt with an estate before and was still in shock over her mother’s sudden death. Her mother had been healthy and...

A client came into our Oakland office in late January to ask if we did Probate, and we assured him that we do. His father had died of cancer in 2015 and his mother had died over the Christmas holidays--a long, sad holiday for the entire family. His mother was...