Monthly Archives: March 2014

Does California Legally Recognize Videotaped Wills?

Our Oakland Probate Litigation Attorney Explains the Validity of Videotaped Wills As Oakland probate litigation lawyer Charles Triay discusses in the following video, the state of California does not uphold wills that are solely videotaped. However, if a videotaped will correlates with what is outlined in a written will, the written will is what will hold validity in the eyes of the law. Our Oakland probate litigation attorneys can offer experienced legal representation to those dealing with defective wills. Schedule a consultation today with the Triay Law Office to learn more about your rights. Video Transcription The question is: “What about a videotaped will?” California doesn’t recognize a videotaped will, but the way that usually arises is that in connection with a written will, there will be a video done, but if it’s just a video where someone is saying, “When I die I want to leave my house to…
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What Do I Do If Someone Who Owes Me Money Passes Away?

Our Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Explains Your Rights When a family member, friend or acquaintance passes away without repaying the money he or she owes you, you may have the ability to file a lawsuit to gain this debt. It is in your best interest to speak with an Oakland probate litigation attorney as soon as possible about your situation, and to learn if you are entitled to seek money from the estate of someone who has passed. Contact our Oakland probate litigation lawyers today. Video Transcription If someone who owed you money died, there are very specific steps and very strict time limits that apply and it is possible to sue their estate or to sue their trust or to sue the heirs who inherited their money, but it’s very difficult and you definitely need the help of a lawyer. It’s actually harder to collect from a trust of…
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Do I Have Rights If I Was Not Included in My Spouse’s Will?

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyers That Handle Spousal Rights Cases In this video, Oakland probate litigation attorney Charles Triay discusses what happens when a spouse is not included in a preexisiting will that was written prior to getting married. The law may provide you with the ability to still inherit some of property owned separately as well as community property you and your spouse acquired while married. If you need legal assistance to uphold your spousal rights, speak with our Oakland probate litigation lawyers for more information. Video Transcription Another area of spousal rights that most people don’t know about is that if a person writes a will before getting married and the will doesn’t say, “I’m planning on getting married to so-and-so,” and then they get married and don’t change the will, the new spouse is entitled to inherit a share as if there were no will, in many circumstances. As…
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