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  • Trustee Compensation
    Trustee Compensation

    Probate Code section 15680 subd. (a) provides that "if the trust instrument provides for the trustee's compensation, the trustee is entitled to be compensated in accordance with the trust instrument." ...

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  • Part II: Comedian Richard Pryor and His Last Act
    Part II: Comedian Richard Pryor and His Last Act

    To continue our blog on Richard Pryor's estate in Estate of Pryor (2009) 177Cal.App.4 th 1466, the Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's decision of sustaining the wife's demurrer ...

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  • Comedian Richard Pryor and His Last Act
    Comedian Richard Pryor and His Last Act

    Richard Pryor's kids probably did not think the comedian was being funny when he secretly re-married his care custodian in his later years; and consequently, revised his estate plan to leave ...

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  • Part II: Asset Distribution Conditioned Upon Release of Trustee Liability
    Part II: Asset Distribution Conditioned Upon Release of Trustee Liability

    To continue from our previous post regarding Bellows v. Bellows (2011) 196 Cal.App.4 th 505, the Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's ruling citing Probate Code section 16004.5(a), which states ...

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  • Part II: You Snooze, You Lose: Consequences of Delaying Probate
    Part II: You Snooze, You Lose: Consequences of Delaying Probate

    In McMackin v. Ehrheart (194 Cal. App. 4th 128, 122 Cal.), the Court was asked to determine whether a Marvin claim (a Marvin agreement is an express or implied contract between unmarried partners that ...

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  • Unclean Hands Doctrine - Part II
    Unclean Hands Doctrine - Part II

    In Flowers v. Dancy, the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's ruling and central finding that Andre is prohibited from attacking the forged deed to McIntyre due to the unclean hands doctrine. ...

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