AFTER A DEATH: Trust Administration, Trustees, Executors, and Probate

A parent or loved one dies, and you discover that you are the new trustee of their estate, and the executor of their will. What happens now? In these webinars and blogs, we answer questions like: What steps does a trustee need to take when someone dies, and what are the common pitfalls? What are the executor responsibilities to beneficiaries?

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Trust Administration Checklist CALIFORNIA

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of trust administration in California? You're not alone. Join us for an essential webinar...
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Trust Administration Attorney: What is it and Do You REALLY Need an Expert?

Confused about what exactly a trust administration attorney does? Join us for an enlightening webinar with Attorney Jim Cunningham. He'll break down the responsibilities...
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When and How to PROBATE Real Estate Properties in California

When is probate needed for real estate properties in California? How do you sell a probated property? This vital webinar covers the full probate journey ...
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Choosing and Educating Your Future Trustees – Do it Right!

Prepare your trustees instead of throwing them in the deep end of the pool! Vital for EVERYONE leaving behind a Living Trust and successor trustees: ...
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How to Screw Up an Estate: Trust & Will Disasters

Sometimes, having an outdated estate plan can be worse than having no estate plan at all. Educate yourself on what NOT to do with these ...
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What to Do When Someone Important in Your Life Dies: CRUCIAL Actions

What happens when your business partner dies, when your spouse dies, your child dies, your tenant, your boss, your friend? What now? What should you ...
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What Do I Do If I SUDDENLY Become a Successor Trustee?

Is a trusteeship in your future? Join us for an informative webinar where we outline the role, the duties, and the issues you may face!
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successor trustee risks

Trustee Risks & How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Should I accept appointment as successor trustee of a trust? Trustees take on a fiduciary duty, the highest standard of care to which you can ...
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Right and Wrong Things to Do When You INHERIT Money

There are right ways to inherit. And there are some very wrong ways to inherit. In this critical moment, one wrong decision could cost you ...
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How to ADMINISTER a Trust After Loved One Dies- Step-by-Step Guide

How to ADMINISTER a Trust After Loved One Dies: Step-by-Step Guide

Would you know what to do if your loved one died? Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, but it can ...
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Estate Planning for INCAPACITY - Passing the Torch

Estate Planning for INCAPACITY – Passing the Torch

If your parents suddenly became incapacitated, would you know how to access their bank accounts? Do you know what’s in their living trust? Parents–would your ...
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Should My Kid be My Trustee? - HUGE Estate Planning DILEMMA

Should My Kid be My Trustee? – HUGE Estate Planning DILEMMA

Naming a trustee isn’t about about just naming your oldest, or making sure all your kids are equally involved when they act as a successor ...
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What is an Administrative Trust?

What is an Administrative Trust?

An administrative trust is essentially the period of time during which a trustee gets his or her legal ducks in a row.  They might pay ...
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Navigating PROBATE from JUDGE'S PERSPECTIVE

Navigating PROBATE from JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE

In this free legal webinar, Estate Planning and Trust Administration Attorney, James L. Cunningham Jr. is joined by the Hon. Glen M. Reiser to discuss ...
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What is a Power of Appointment? - DEFINED

What is a Power of Appointment? – DEFINED

What is a power of appointment? What is a power appointment in a Living Trust? How does power of appointment affect inheritance? What impact does ...
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How can I protect against new tax increases & Biden Tax Plan?

A look at the massive tax changes expected during 2021 to go into effect in 2022. What’s in the Biden Tax Plan? New Estate Taxes ...
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What to do if you receive a stimulus check on behalf of a decedent

Case in point: the stimulus checks that many Americans are receiving right now. The IRS has issued guidance stating that the money should be returned ...
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Crucial differences between Executor of a Will & Trustee

An executor of a Will and Trustee of a Trust have distinct legal responsibilities and there are major legal liabilities at stake when confusing these ...
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Estate planning to survive a spouse

Till Death Do Us Part – Estate Planning for Surviving a Spouse

What do you need to consider when estate planning before the death of a spouse? What do you need to make sure to discuss before ...
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Preferences For Funerals and Disposition of Remains in California

Can California Estate Planning include instructions for my funeral? Should I have a Living Trust? What is pre-need planning? What happens if I am incapacitated? ...
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Consider a trust bank

Consider A Trust Bank

We have an extensive article on choosing a trustee, and CunninghamLegal can help you choose—however, if you can’t find the right individual family member or ...
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Should I Settle On My Inheritance?

Should I sign an Inheritance Settlement Agreement? How does Estate Distribution to Beneficiaries work if a Trust is ambiguous or outdated? What are the responsibilities ...
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