Do I need to Notify Anyone once I become a Trustee of the Trust?

  Welcome back to our Trust 101 Series. This is video two in module two of our Trust 101 Series. In this particular video, we're talking about: do I need to notify anyone once I become the trustee of the trust? If you haven't watched the prior videos, I encourage you to check those out. This one will make more sense. But in this specific video, we're assuming that you as the trustee have been installed as Read More

How to Become a Trustee

In this first video of module two of our Trust 101 Series, we're talking about how do I become a trustee? And if you remember from our prior videos on what a trustee does or what a trustee is, there's a guarantor of the trust that put their stuff in the trust. There's the trustee that holds the assets while they are in the trust, and then the beneficiary that receives the benefit of the assets, that's the income or Read More

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

California Judicial Council Suspends Evictions- Part 1 of 2

Monday, April 6, 2020. Today, the Judicial Council of California amended the California Rules of Court by Emergency Order to put a hold on all evictions in California with very limited exceptions until 90 days after California’s COVID-19 state of emergency ends. The Emergency Order goes much further than Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20 from March 16, 2020 that authorized Counties and Cities to Read More