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Category Archives: Executors & Fiduciaries

Understanding trustee indemnification

Being the beneficiary of a trust set up by someone in Woodland Hills may seem like a frustrating proposition. After all, even when you are entitled to a distribution from the trust’s assets, such payments often seem to be at ... Read More

Consider Carefully Before Accepting Appointment as Executor or Trustee

Most people like to feel important and receive some kind of recognition of their importance from family, at some level. Within families, there are various ways this recognition cane come: a request to be a best man or maid of ... Read More

Parents Increasingly Making Children Wait Longer For Inheritance

According to estate planning attorneys across the country, more and more parents are opting to make their heirs wait until they are older before they are able to collect their inheritances. Whereas it used to be common practice to make ... Read More

Decision To Serve As Executor Should Not Be Automatic

Being asked to act as the executor of an estate is an honor for many people, as it signals that the individual asking them considers them trustworthy and competent enough to see to the winding down of their estate. However, ... Read More

Preventing Will Contests In California

The vast majority of wills in California are presented to the probate court and their instructions are carried out without any problems. However, on rare occasions the validity of a will may be contested. Most successful challenges to a will ... Read More

Ernie Banks’ Children, Caregiver Battle Over His Estate

California baseball fans may have heard that the will of Chicago Cubs baseball great Ernie Banks is the subject of a tumultuous fight in Illinois. Banks, affectionately known as Mr. Cub, died of a heart condition on Jan. 23 at ... Read More

Do You Want to Risk A Court Appointed Conservatorship?

When an individual becomes unable to make necessary life decisions on his or her own, that person likely needs someone in a position to make those decisions for him or her. Of course, you would likely want to have someone ... Read More

Estate Of Ernie Banks Being Contested Between Wife And Friend

The task of administering one’s estate can often be a source of confusion and consternation among Woodland Hills residents. In the event that one is not abundantly clear regarding the assets that comprise his or her estate, disputes will often ... Read More

Guiding Executors Through The Probate Process

When a loved one passes away, moving forward can be incredibly difficult. In addition to all of the emotional pain that often comes with the loss of a loved one, those who have been named executor of an estate may ... Read More

Detailing Your Fiduciary Duties As A Trustee

Often, at the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo we are asked by Woodland Hills residents to explain what is expected of them as a trustee. If you have been named as such by a family member or friend, it ... Read More