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Videos explaining probate litigation in California

What if a California Will Is Not Technically Valid?

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Charles Triay Explains the Harmless Error Rule In many states, the probate courts will hold a will to every law as written. However, in California, judges have the leeway to let some technicalities slide. Charles Triay can let you know whether or not your or your loved one’s will is valid. Video Transcription California, unlike most states, has what’s known as the Harmless Error Rule with regard to wills. What that statute says is that if the will does not meet all of the technical requirements, such as if it only has one witness instead of two witnesses on a formal will, the judge can relax those technical requirements and recognize it as a valid will anyway. A lot of people don’t know that. If you have any doubt about whether a document is a valid will or not, give me a call. (510) 463-3165. Thank…
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Costs for Oakland Probate Litigation Attorneys at Triay Law Office

Many clients wonder how much it costs to hire an attorney. At the Triay Law Office, we offer two options for attorney fee payment: you can pay an hourly fee, or you can opt for a contingency fee. Contingency fees allow the attorney to receive a portion of your financial recovery without charging out-of-pocket fees. When you meet with us, we can help you figure out which method is best for your situation. Video Transcription We handle these cases in two different ways. The first way is on an hourly fee, where the client pays every month based on the amount of time that’s spent on their case, and that fee is payable no matter how the case turns out. The second way is what’s known as a contingency fee or a percentage fee. Most people are familiar with that in connection with personal injury cases, and those types of…
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Should I Have Multiple Lawyers for a Multi-State Probate Case?

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Charles Triay Coordinates with Out-of-State Attorneys If a probate matter such as a will and trust dispute or claim of undue influence involves parties in multiple states, you will likely not have to worry about hiring attorneys in each state. When litigating multi-state cases, Charles Triay can make arrangements with lawyers outside of the northern California area. Video Transcription I usually handle it for you and find an attorney for you in the other state. Generally speaking, the main action occurs here and they wait to see how it turns out here before proceeding in the other state. It’s not fought simultaneously in two states at the same time. I’m Charles Triay. If you’re involved in a probate litigation case and need representation, please call me. (510) 463-3165.

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