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Erin Elizabeth Dixon

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  • My sister died without a will, should we do a Title1 or Title 5 for intestate succession for her estate?

    My sister died without a will and we want to petition "request" to open her estate. There was a Trustee were being told who handle her deceased fathers estate who hire an attorney and is trying to so to speak beat us to the punch to open my siste...

    Erin’s Answer

    Not every estate needs to go through a formal probate. Estates under $100,000.00 can be handled by use of an affidavit. Additionally, any assets that are jointly titled or have beneficiary designations pass according to those terms. Your sister's probate estate consists of everything else; so it is possible that you won't even have to go through a probate administration.

    Lastly, the Probate code provides statutory authority for priority re. who will be the administrator of your sister's estate.

    I am not sure what your reference to Title 1 or Title 5 means.

    The Law Offices of Erin E. Dixon is an Estate Planning, Trust, Probate, Divorce and Family law firm serving Southern California with offices in the Santa Clarita Valley and the South Bay.

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  • What are the odds of him getting joint custody if he hasn't been around for over a year?

    I have a 5 year old daughter with my ex boyfriend. We used to live together but spilt up over 2 years ago. he hasnt handled it well so i decided it was best to stay away and try to communicate strictly for our daughter.Then, He finally got the ch...

    Erin’s Answer

    He will most likely be awarded some visitation. A likely scenario would be a plan that starts out with a little visitation and gradually increases over time to give him a greater time share with your daughter. Without knowing more detail about your particular situation, it is hard to predict. Courts in this situation are going to look at what is best for your daughter.

    It is very possible that he will get joint legal custody (the ability to join in all the decisions that affect how your daughter will be raised), however judges are human, and their preferences vary widely from courtroom to courtroom. The fact that he has been absent from your daughter's life works against him.

    Good luck. Please contact an attorney and arrange for a consultation to get a more in-depth answer to your concerns.

    The Law Offices of Erin E. Dixon is an Estate Planning, Trust, Probate, Divorce and Family law firm serving Southern California with offices in the Santa Clarita Valley and the South Bay.

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