Mark W. Bidwell

Trust, probate and will attorney and lawyer in Huntington Beach, CA

December, 2018

Actions Required for California Real Property Owned by a Deceased Parent’s Trust

Most often one child is named as successor trustee. This child assumes fiduciary duties and responsibilities on the death of the parent. This post explains the actions the successor trustee must take for real property in California. The first action is to determine how the real property is owned. In a perfect world, a copy […]

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Separate, Community and Quasi-Community Property

For a married couple living in California, real property located in the United States is classified as either separate property, community property or quasi-community property. The classification has great impact on each spouse’s legal rights to the real property. The classification is determined by when and how the real property is acquired. Real property acquired […]

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Who inherits community property, separate property and quasi-community property

For a married couple living in California, real property located in the United States is classified as either separate property, community property or quasi-community property. The classification has great impact on each spouse’s legal rights to the real property. The classification is determined by when and how the real property is acquired. You can see a […]

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Notice to Trust Beneficiaries by Successor Trustee

The Successor Trustee has the fiduciary duty to provide notice to heirs of the decedent and beneficiaries of the trust as required by California Probate Code Section 16061.7. The notice includes information that the owner of real property has died, that the Successor Trustee has assumed responsibility for the real property and how to contact […]

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