The Great Divide: California Appellate Courts Split Over Trust Modification Methods

The First District Court of Appeal recently joined the fray amongst California appellate courts over trust modification procedures. The question causing the split: What is the procedure for modification of a revocable trust under Probate Code section 15402? Probate Code section 15402 is one seemingly simple sentence: “Unless the trust instrument provides otherwise, if a trust is [...]

Dealing With “I Don’t Recall” In Written Discovery

Attorneys fret when receiving an "I don't recall" answer in deposition and try to ensure the witness cannot wiggle out of the response at trial. But what if you receive an "I don't recall" in a written discovery response? Knowing the California Civil Discovery Act will help you prevent the other side from revealing new [...]

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