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Forcing the Sale of Inherited House in California

Forcing the Sale of an Inherited House in California

Can I Force the Sale of Inherited Property? Understanding exactly what to do after a close family member passes away is one of the most difficult things someone can go through. A whirlwind of confusion and sadness makes decision making near impossible, especially when real property is involved. Real estate is no doubt a major … Read More

120 Days to Bring an Action to Contest a Trust Probate Code 16061.8 Talkov Law

120-Day Deadline Applies Only to Actions to Contest a Trust [Probate Code 16061.8]

120-Day Deadline in Probate Applies Only to Actions to Contest a Trust Many attorneys attempt to confuse trust beneficiaries and other parties by claiming that the 120-day deadline to contest a trust applies to actions not barred by this deadline. Specifically, California Probate Code 16061.8 states that: “No person upon whom the notification by the … Read More

Heggstad Petition [California Probate Code 850]

What is a Heggstad Petition? California Probate Code 850, also known as a Heggstad petition, is a judicial proceeding used to avoid costly and time-consuming probate proceedings by petitioning the court to transfer property that should have been titled in the name of a trust (but was not) into said trust after the decedent has … Read More

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