Mark W. Bidwell

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

May, 2020

What is a trust?

Trusts are like wills. Trusts state what happens to assets on the death of the owner. In California a trust is often referred to as “revocable trust.” A revocable trust is a trust that the person who creates it, generally called the settlor, can revoke during the person’s lifetime. Revocation restores the person to where […]

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Right of Survivorship

If there is a surviving co-owner, that owner has the right of survivorship or does not. The right of survivorship automatically transfers the deceased co-owner’s interest to the survivor or survivors. This right must have very specific phrases on the deed to exist. The phrases are either “joint tenants” or “community property with the right […]

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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones read more here how can you get the assistance from them. Most elder law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, […]

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits Information

If you are injured on the job and qualify for worker’s comp benefits, you should receive medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover, a compensation payment for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury, and job retraining if you’re unable to return to your old job. When it […]

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How to Begin Probate

Probate begins with filing a petition for a date in court. The petition is filed in the county where the decedent died. Southern California counties are; Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino. The petition nominates an individual to administer the estate. If that individual is nominated as executor in the Will, […]

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