POWERS AND DUTIES OF AN ATTORNEY IN FACT

Heritage Law Group July 11, 2019   While previous posts have discussed how estate administration works after a California resident dies, there are many occasions in which someone in the San Jose area may still be alive yet require help...

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THREE REASONS TO UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN AFTER YOU MOVE

Heritage Law Group July 17, 2019   Moving into a new home can be an exciting and busy time. Before your move, you probably have paperwork to sign, boxes to pack and services to discontinue. Then, after the big move, you will need to...

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A LIVING TRUST AND PROBATE

Heritage Law Group February 19, 2020 Probate  If a person dies without a living trust, that person's estate will, in most cases, have to proceed through a legal process known as probate. If a person (referred to under the law as...

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WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I DISCOVER THAT THE HOME I BOUGHT HAS PROBLEMS THAT WERE NOT DISCLOSED TO ME

Heritage Law Group February 19, 2020 The failure to disclose material facts about a home is perhaps the biggest complaint that triggers disputers between sellers and buyers. California law requires a seller to disclose all material facts...

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ARETHA FRANKLIN'S ESTATE FALLS UNDER COURT SUPERVISION

Heritage Law Group August 9, 2019 The battle between family members of the estate of the great pop and soul artist Aretha Franklin is ongoing and, based how a recent court hearing transpired, may be getting worse. At the end of the day, the...

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WHY WOULD I WANT A TESTAMENTARY TRUST?

Heritage Law Group July 26, 2019   There is a lot of hype, much of it well-deserved, given to the practice of using trusts in order to avoid probate. When one creates a trust in order to avoid probate, he will usually draft what is...

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POWERS AND DUTIES OF AN ATTORNEY IN FACT

Heritage Law Group July 11, 2019   While previous posts have discussed how estate administration works after a California resident dies, there are many occasions in which someone in the San Jose area may still be alive yet require help...

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WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS AN ATTORNEY

Heritage Law GroupFebruary 19, 2020 Business owners often say that they can’t afford to have an attorney and as to the accounting end of the business all they need is a bookkeeper since they don’t need to have a CPA until taxes are...

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WHAT HAPPENS IF MY LOVED ONE DIES WITHOUT A WILL?

Heritage Law Group September 6, 2019   Despite frequent reminders about the importance of estate planning, many people in California die every year without having a will or other formal estate plan in place. Therefore, it is quite...

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MECHANICS LIENS CAN CAUSE HEADACHES TO HOMEOWNERS

Heritage Law Group August 23, 2019 While this blog has talked about real estate issues that San Jose residents may face should they fall behind in their mortgage payments. However, other types of liens, like mortgages, also exist under the...

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CALIFORNIA'S ANTI-DEFICIENCY RULE

Heritage Law Group June 28, 2019   California has a law on the books that offers some protection to certain homeowners who are facing foreclosure. To summarize, the law protects certain homeowners in San Jose and the...

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