Ways to Protect Your Estate Assets from Lawsuits at Orange County CA


Probate courts in California are full of people prosecuting lawsuits and claims against decedent estates, trusts, trustees, administrators, executors, heirs, beneficiaries, and family members and caretakers. 

So do your financial estate planning at Orange County CA carefully and protect your assets as much as possible from such lawsuits. protect against lawsuits

1.   Treat siblings fairly in your will and estate planning documents.

2.   Decide and confirm who gets what treasure. 

3.   Keep track of loans and advances.

4.   Transfer a business with signed purchase contract.

5.   Check and clarify ownership of what you leave.

6.   Get and use your own lawyer.

7.   Consider a corporate executor (not a personal executor).

8.   Establish that you are of sound mind (perhaps video interview).

9.    Include a “no contest clause” in your will.

10.  Make any “disinheritance” clear in your will.  (However, I don’t like the “disinheritance” concept and would not recommend it as an estate planning tool.) 


Source of information is Forbes.com article – “10 ways to lawsuit protect your estate” – This is for information only and not the providing of legal or tax services.   

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About Harrison K. Long

Real estate and business attorney. CA State Bar Association attorney member #69137. Professional real estate representative, REALTOR®, GRI, Real estate broker, CALBRE #01410855. Broker associate, HomeSmart Evergreen Realty, Irvine, CA. Providing real estate legal information and services for property owners, estate trustees, executors and administrators, fiduciaries, bankers, investor group managers, with their best decisions about homes and real estate. Orange County REALTORs® (member and prior service on its board of directors). "Realtor of the Year 2016" award by the Orange County REALTORs®. California Association of REALTORs® (now serving on its board of directors). National Association of REALTORs® member. Contact by cell or or text at 949-701-2515.
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