Number One Reason Why Living Trusts “Fail”

From the desk of San Diego estate lawyer, Kristina Hess San Diegans, you may have heard that the only foolproof way to avoid your loved ones having to pass through the time consuming (think 1.5 years if no contests and everything runs smoothly), public, and expensive San Diego Probate Court …

San Diego Probate Court – How to Avoid Family Feuds and Money Drain

From the Desk of San Diego Probate Attorney, Kristina Hess Recently I was sitting in San Diego Probate Court one morning listening to some probate sagas where family members were feuding about how a parent’s estate was to be administered… Aside from the family division caused by people fighting over …

Wow! $95 Million Judgment; $5 Million in Punitive Damages

From the desk of Del Mar Estate Planning lawyer, Kristina Hess, preparing estate plans for all of San Diego County (and virtually throughout CA)… I was reading a recent appellate court decision regarding the appeal of a $95 million dollar judgment for Breach of Trust… This has to be one …