What Does A Trustee Do?

So welcome back, everybody, to the series on trust in today's video, our topic is what does a trustee do? And I encourage you, if you haven't seen the previous video on what is a trust, that's one to watch.  And in fact, if you haven't seen the previous two videos in the series on what is a will and what does an executor do, I really think it's helpful to understand a will first and how a will works and Read More

What is a Trust?

Welcome back, everyone, to the series again. Today we're talking about trusts. This is another video in our series for Trustees and Understanding Trusts Better. So today we're talking about what is a trust. We're going to start with some basics.  So, first of all, a trust is an agreement between two people for the benefit of a third person. OK, so if I were to say to you, hey, will you hold my phone for me? Read More

What Does An Executor Do?

So welcome back, everybody, to our series today we're talking about what does an executor do? And first of all, if you haven't watched the video on what is a will, I encourage you to check that out, it will give you a little bit of an overview, what a will is, how it functions and what probate is. But we're going to dive a little bit deeper into this video. We're going to talk a little bit about on executor's Read More

Classic DIY Handwritten Will Fail – the Estate of Larry King

**Note - if you haven't checked out our latest Trusts 101 Video Series, then click HERE for our first video in the series on "What is a Will?" One of my partners this morning posted this article on Slack about famous news reporter and anchorman Larry King who wrote his own will on October 17, 2019. As trust and estate attorneys, Check out one of the articles about Larry's Will HERE. I don't really know why these Read More

Unlawful Detainer SB-91

On February 1, 2020, SB 91, as amended, was signed into law and became immediately effective. This new law allocates funds for emergency rental assistance and provides new protections for renters who are affected by COVID-19. Landlords are required to send a notice to their resident(s) about this new law no later than February 28, 2021. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO EVICT A RESIDENT WHO FAILS TO Read More

What is a Will?

So welcome back everyone to our series on trust.  Today we’re going to be talking about what a will is and I know this sounds counterintuitive but sometimes the best way to understand what a trust is to understand what a will is and how it works.  So first of all a will is everything that you’ve seen in tv or the movies, it’s just a statement of who gets what after you pass away and then, secondly who handles your Read More

California Judicial Council Amends Rule Suspending Evictions Part 2 of 2

The past week has seen good news for landlords with the expiration of federal CARES Act moratorium on eviction and a reversal of the California Judicial Council's Emergency Rule eviction moratorium. But local ordinances from the City of Fresno, City of Madera and others still may stand in the way of an eviction. No Federal Moratorium President Trump signed Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Read More

COVID-19: How Lawvex is uniquely positioned to serve you safely and effectively in this crisis.

Dear Client or member of the community, As trust and estate, business and real estate attorneys, our practice is dedicated to serving small businesses, real estate investors and, especially, some of our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, the elderly, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs.  We deeply understand the uncertainty and hardships Read More

Lawvex attorneys win local industry award

March 1, 2020 Fresno, CA The hard work and dedication of the attorneys and paralegals at Lawvex, LLP has resulted in Lawvex being named one of the 2020 Top Probate Attorneys in Fresno from Expertise.com. This award is a result of Lawvex establishing itself as a recognized boutique mid-sized law firm with deep expertise in the probate courts throughout Central California over the past Read More

Is This The End Of Independent Contractors?

Is This The End Of Independent Contractors? The California Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that has significant impact on California employers, and that will likely be the catalyst for additional legislative changes and legal battles. On April 30, 2018, in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 ("Dynamex") the California Supreme Court established a new Read More