If a Husband and Wife Die Together, Who Inherits Community Property?

For the most part, California law is clear regarding community property rights upon the death of a spouse: “Upon the death of a person who is married or in a registered domestic partnership, one-half of the community property belongs to the surviving spouse and the other one-half belongs to the decedent.” Prob. C. § 100(a). […]

Do Probate Bonds and Blocked Bank Accounts Guarantee Estate Asset Protection?

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When an individual passes away, and their estate is required to pass through the probate process, sale of the assets allows for a straightforward distribution to those entitled to them. As such, heirs of a decedent and estate beneficiaries would be distributed cash to satisfy their inheritance by a personal representative (i.e., an executor/administrator of […]