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California Court Update – Coronavirus Crisis 2020

I have told you before that OneLegal has great court updates. Here’s their latest. I encourage you to check their website for the latest and certainly reach out to them if you need help with E-filings. Here was there summary of the top changes but again check their website for more info.   -John Palley Top […]

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Filing a Covid probate case in Placer County California

Today I personally filed a Covid probate case here in my home county of Placer county. That is at the Courthouse here in Roseville.   I thought a lot of you would be interested in my filing a Covid probate case in Placer County California. I want to get through the specific details of how a […]

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Estate planning risk, compliance and COVID-19

Some people might see the title here and think this is an odd title: Estate planning risk, compliance and COVID-19. However, issues like compliance go with estate planning just like they do anything else.  My oldest friend is a consultant in the energy industry for Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Actually, Howard Friedman’s official title is […]

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COVID-19 and Coronavirus – financial issues and impact

I got an email from Allworth Financial this morning that linked to a great new resource page on their website. On their website they have a great page dedicated to the financial implications of COVID-19. I am calling this the financial issues and impact caused by COVID-19 and Coronavirus. I encourage you to check out […]

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Coronavirus and the California probate court UPDATE

We posted last week how things are changing by the day and how each court is doing things differently. There are a lot of California court closures.  I will not summarize all here as one of the document filing companies (One Legal), who we use, has put a nice summary on their website. Here is […]

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How does a Zoom meeting work to discuss estate law?

Zoom, Skype, Facetime all work great and these words have become extremely common in our everyday discussions since the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. So how does a Zoom meeting work to discuss estate law?  Why is Zoom beneficial? Is it easy to use?  If you are our typical 83 year old couple doing estate planning can you […]

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How can I file a probate during the Covid-19 crisis?

How can I file a probate during the Covid-19 crisis?  If you have asked this you are probably not the first person.  I have the answers because this is all I do for a living. I don’t dabble in probate like many attorneys. I am 100% probate ONLY.  I do not know of any other […]

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Covid-19 estate planning to avoid probate court

I imagine anybody reading this blog post has thought about the serious issues related to Covid-19. Most notably of course is the death rate and the rapidly growing numbers of deaths around the world but also right here in California, USA.  I don’t want to sound all doom and gloom but I am a lawyer […]

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