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Intestacy Lets California Pick Your Heirs

Disposition of Remains in California

Cost of Attorney Fees to Probate a Will in California

Trustee Duties when the Settlor of a California Trust Becomes Incompetent

Successor Trustee’s Duties to Beneficiaries of a California Trust on Settlor’s Death

Surprise and Peril Await When Adding a Co-owner of Real Property in California 

How an Individual Should Own a Home in California

How Co-Owners of California Real Property Avoid Probate Without a Trust

General Characteristics of a Corporation

Trade Marks and Service Marks

California’s Default Plan to Identify Heirs

Probate Administration from Beginning to End

Post Death Transfer of Assets

California’s Default Plan for Incapacity (Conservatorship)

Retirement Accounts, Required Minimum Distributions and Trusts

Revocable Trusts

Successor Trustee Duties

Funding A Trust

Pros and Cons of Lifetime Gifts V. Death Transfers of Real Property

Disposition of Remains in California

How a Surviving Co-Owner Avoids Probate of Real Property in California

How to Take Title to California Real Estate at Time of Purchase

Three Tiers of California Property


Mark W. Bidwell, Esq

Address: 4952 Warner Ave., Ste. 235, Huntington Beach, CA  92649
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