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My father died with a lot of credit card debt in his name. My mom is still alive. Does she have to pay off his credit card debt?

It depends.  Generally, the debts are community debts and she is responsible for those …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 10 years ago

In California, who gets the assets when one dies without a Will?

That depends on several factors, including whether there is a surviving spouse or partner, and/or …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 10 years ago

How can I minimize the need to have a Will?

Many assets can have beneficiaries stated: life insurance policies, bank accounts (POD accts), stocks …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 10 years ago

What do wills not cover?

Any account which had a stated beneficiary, is not covered by the will. Typically, this includes  …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 10 years ago

How do I change the ownership of a condo that my sisters and I inherited through a trust so that we can sell it?

Why would you need to change the ownership? The trust owns it. So, the …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 10 years ago