In a recent California Court of Appeal case, a beneficiary, the individual for whom a trust is created, attempted to have a signed Post-it note attached to handwritten interlineations on a trust deemed sufficient to amend the trust. While the Court acknowledged that a signed Post-it note may be sufficient in [...]
At Webb Law Group, our California probate litigation attorneys specialize in challenging and defending wills and trusts. This is especially true of those where one's lack of capacity may have influenced the documents and/or apparent wishes of the deceased.
Without that case number, without the lawsuit, without a filled complaint, you have nothing more than a breach of another agreement.
A fiduciary duty is an obligation to act in a person’s best interest, due to the nature of the relationship with that person. California law recognizes that there are relationships wherein one party places their trust and confidence in another, and that said relationships need to be regulated to ensure each party acts fairly and honestly.
Use this helpful guide to breeze through the “legalese” only experienced law firms and legal teams are familiar with so you can better understand the documents left by your deceased friend or family member.
Trust litigation cases can be some of the most emotionally draining cases you’ll encounter in a court room; comparable to divorce and/or child custody cases. The reason trust litigation can be such an uncomfortable case to take on, especially without an attorney, is the fact that it most commonly involves a breach of trust amongst members of a family following the death of a loved one.
Navigating the labyrinth of information related to child custody law, no matter what the state, can be confusing. In regards to child custody, California has its own individual state laws and regulations. Knowing what those laws and regulations are, and how to prepare for a child custody case, is crucial in [...]
The decision to end a marriage with a divorce is never an easy decision. There is often a significant amount of emotional pain involved in the separation, and matters are only made worse by the legal paperwork needed and the reaction of the spouse, along with potential financial worries related to [...]
A divorce is a difficult and complex matter. Splitting up possessions and breaking up a home is not easy (check out this infographic about divorce in America). There are many important decisions to be made during the dissolution process. You should always consult your legal team to make sure you are [...]
Here at Webb & Bordson, APC we specialize in several areas of law. Divorce and family law is one of our specialties. We recently created this infographic to inform our readers about divorce statistics in America. Check it out and feel free to share: Feel free to embed this infographic on [...]
Deciding to get a divorce is a long and emotional decision. It should not happen overnight, and rest assured the divorce will certainly not take place overnight. It will be a lengthy and strenuous process that could take months or years to finalize. Many factors, personal and financial, have to be [...]
Documents to be Completed to Obtain a Temporary and/or Permanent Restraining Order To obtain a Temporary Restraining Order and/or a Permanent Restraining Order, you will need to fill out legal documents informing the Court of the circumstances which have given rise to your need for protection and/or immediate relief.
Nearly every legal claim has a statute of limitations. Some are as short as thirty (30) days. Others may be longer. The concept of statute of limitation came about after World War II and the war crimes trial of Nazi officers. The statute of limitations for war crimes is rather long.
You fall in love, get married, and expect that your wedded bliss will last forever. Sadly, this is not the case for more than 40% of marriages in the United States. If you are dreading the traditional lengthy court battles that come along with divorce, perhaps it is time to consider [...]
For many people, the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement is insulting and ridiculous. However, for others, it is a way to ensure that the things you have worked so hard for are protected in the event of a divorce.
For many people, there is a common misconception that child support ceases to exist on the child's 18th birthday. This is simply not the case. Absent an agreement by the parents or an incapacitated adult child, the statutory child support duty normally terminates when the child reaches age 19 or completes high school, which ever occurs first.
California stipulates that a person cannot be allowed to call for a judgment on dissolution of marriage within the State's jurisdiction unless the same has been a resident for at least six months. If you fall within this law, you can file your petition with the state superior court. These requirements are provided for in California Family Code sec. 200 and 2320, respectively.
When you are going through a divorce in California, you may want to handle it yourself without the assistance of a lawyer. In legal terms, you would be an in propria persona, or what is more commonly known as a pro per.
If you are married in California and are considering terminating your marriage, it would be a prudent idea to consult your family law attorney before you do so. In California, you have three options to terminate your marriage or domestic partnership.