What are the duties of a trustee and what risks does a trustee face while administering a trust in California?
Matthew explains the legal process in CA Probate Court to invalidate a trust
Matthew Talbot discusses the top 5 mistakes made by Trustees in California
Matthew Talbot speaks about the legal rights of trust beneficiaries in California.
What are the tools used in a Trust Lawsuit in California?
Matthew and Elizabeth discuss the importance of properly managing trust assets and accounting to beneficiaries.
Matthew and Elizabeth Talbot discuss the process of a trust litigation from the initial petition to mediation or trial.
Who should be the trustee? Was there misconduct by the trustee? Are the terms of the trust valid?
Elizabeth Talbot explains how to close an estate in California when you are going through probate.
During this video, Elizabeth Talbot discusses what one should do after an estate has been opened.
In this video, Elizabeth Talbot explains how attorney fees work in California probate cases.
How a Special Administration Works to Benefit Beneficiaries of a California Probate Estate.
Elizabeth Talbot discusses out of state administrators for a probate estate in California.
Elizabeth Talbot explains the layers of probating an Estate in California and how the California courts work.
Elizabeth Talbot speaks about the ins and outs of the California Probate process.
Elizabeth Talbot discusses how and when a Special Administration is necessary within a probate.
Elizabeth Talbot talks about when an administrator needs to be bonded in a California Probate proceeding.
Matthew discusses the power of the oral contract using “The Simpson’s” Sam Simon as an example.
How to know if your estate needs to be probated. Matthew addresses what assets are subject to probate, and what the probate process looks like in California.
Attorney Matthew Talbot explains how real property (a home, land) can be sold within a probate in Contra Costa, Marin, and the San Francisco Bay area.
Attorney Matthew Talbot explains how to start the probate process in counties such as Contra Costa, Marin, Alameda, and San Francisco.
Attorney Matthew Talbot discusses the basic steps in administering a trust in California.
Matthew and Elizabeth Talbot discuss the parts of an estate plan, and why most families in the SF Bay area need one.
Elizabeth Talbot explains how to get started with the estate planning process.
What are the steps to completing your estate plan and how can you do your Trust or Will from home and meet with your attorney virtually?
How estate planning works during times like the COVID19 pandemic, and how you can work with an attorney remotely.
What leads to fighting and lawsuits over Trusts, and how can you avoid these choices in your Estate Plan?
What is a Financial Power of Attorney and how can it avoid a Conservatorship in California?
How does the Advance Health Care Directive (or Medical POA) avoid the need for a Conservatorship?
Elizabeth Talbot explains how an Advance Health Care Directive functions in your CA Estate Plan.
How a Revocable Trust is critical for residents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Avoid family fighting and high attorney fees by setting up your Trust and Estate Plan right.
Elizabeth Talbot discusses common Sub Trusts in Revocable Trusts.
Elizabeth Talbot discusses how your Revocable Trust can include multiple sub trusts and how they work.
Elizabeth Talbot discusses why you need a Durable Power of Attorney
Elizabeth Talbot addresses the Pour Over Will in a CA Estate Plan and how it differs from a regular Will.
How do you name a Guardian for your minor Child? Elizabeth Talbot discusses with her daughter.
How a Conservatorship is set up in California for an adult who lacks mental capacity to make their own decisions.
How can a Litigation Consultant or Co-Counsel Benefit Your California Trust or Estate Matter?
How Can a Discovery Referee resolve Estate and Trust Discovery Disputes?
Matthew explains the mediation process and how he works as a Mediator to resolve lawsuits
What is a Professional Fiduciary & How Can they assist with Care or Management of an Estate?
Matthew Talbot discusses undue Influence in a Trust or Probate matter and how CA Probate Code allows you to “flip the burden of proof.”
Denying visitation to Family and Friends and the Role of the Law