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California Estate and Trust Houses Draw Real Estate Agents' Focus

Trust Estate Houses Litigation.jpgAtherton, our nation's most expensive ZIP code, is in the heart of the California Bay Area. Atherton's median price for a single-family home in the first half of 2019 was $8.1 million. Real estate agents and brokers who handle these sales have plenty of reason to celebrate when an escrow closes. While Atherton house values are setting records the rest of the Bay Area housing market also have significant values. Median home prices for June, 2019 were $1,549,000 (San Mateo), $1,250,000 (Santa Clara), $926,000 (Alameda), and $665,000 (Contra Costa). When it comes to estate and trust transfers these high house values have significant repercussions.

Anthony Bourdain's Estate | Pitfalls in the Will

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Trust & Estate Litigation | From A to Z

Trust Estate Litigation A to Z Guide.jpgIt's been over 40 years since I first represented clients in a will contest. A lot has changed over the years in estate litigation on behalf of beneficiaries. We now have elder financial abuse laws that can be enforced in jury trials. These newer laws often supplement the rights and remedies available from probate courts and allow the prosecution of some claims in the civil trial courts.

What is an Estate? | It Pays for You to Know

What is an Estate Trust Assets.jpg"What is an Estate?" This question, while appearing simple on its face, generates a few other questions. The word is used in so many contexts - estate planning, estate trust, testate estate, intestate estate, estate accounts, estate homes, estate personal representatives, estate administrators and estate executors. So, let's start with its meaning within the context of a probate estate. An estate is testate if the person has a will at the time of death and intestate if the person died without a will.

Liz Hurley's Rich Son | Damian Hurley's Inheritance

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Princess Diana | Royal Estate Mess

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Michael Jackson | Estate Litigation & Liabilities

Michael Jackson Estate Litigation.jpgMichael Jackson, the King of Pop, made his professional debut at the age of 6 as a member of the musical group his older brothers started called the Jackson 5. He spent nearly his entire life in the public eye, and by the time he died in June 2009 at the age of 50, he was one of the most famous and successful recording artists of the 20th century. His album Thriller sold an astonishing 66 million copies and is said to be the best-selling album of all time. As proof of his enduring legacy, Jackson's estate earned $825 million in 2016 alone and more than $2 billion since his death 10 years ago.

Ray Charles' $100 Million Estate | Litigation Gridlock

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What Top 5 Northern California City Zip Codes are Attracting Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers CA Population Increase.jpgRENTcafe, a nationwide apartment search website, recently identified Northern California's top 5 spots with the largest Baby Boomer populations. The oldest Baby Boomers are in their early 70s and the youngest are turning 55 this year.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger | Perseverance

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