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Failure To Authenticate One Witness’s Signature Dooms Admission Of Will To Probate

A court of appeal recently addressed whether a will was properly admitted to probate. The will contained a regular and complete attestation but only the genuineness of the signature of the decedent and one of the two...more

6/13/2013 - Probate Signatures Wills Witness

Drafter Of A Will Who Is Related By Marriage To The Transferor At The Time Of The Drafting, But Not At The Time Of Death, May Be A...

In Estate of Lira (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 26, 2012), a California court of appeal considered whether statute allows an attorney who was related by marriage at the time of the drafting of a will, but...more

2/5/2013 - Beneficiaries Divorce Drafting Attorney Wills

Marriage Does Not Alter Or Nullify Terms Of Previous Domestic Partnership Agreement Between Couple

In Estate of Wilson ( --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 13, 2012), a California court of appeal considered whether the marriage of a same-sex couple, during the period when same-sex marriages were allowed in...more

12/28/2012 - Domestic Partnership Domestic Partnership Agreements Same-Sex Marriage Waivers Wills

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