Estate Planning

My Last Remaining Parent Has Died – What Do I Need To Do?

Losing a parent is a sad and stressful event. In the midst of your grief, you are required to not only make decisions about funeral arrangements but also decisions about how to wrap up your parent’s affairs.

If your parent has left a will or trust, these documents will help guide you in closing your parent’s […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on My Last Remaining Parent Has Died – What Do I Need To Do?

What Are a Creditor’s Claims against a Decedent’s Estate?

In most cases, the rights of creditors against a debtor can be enforced through traditional collection suits, foreclosures, and other similar actions. However, when the debtor is deceased, the procedure for collecting on debts owed is much different than traditional avenues of enforcement. The following article provides helpful guidance by shedding light on what constitutes […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What Are a Creditor’s Claims against a Decedent’s Estate?

Help! My Sibling Is Stealing From My Elderly Parents: Learn The 7 Signs OF Financial Elder Abuse

Elderly parents are not only susceptible to being taken advantage of by a slick salesperson or a thief, but also by their own children. Recently, a son in Florida stole $25,600 from his parents by mortgaging their property and then withdrawing the funds from his mother’s bank account. Follow this link for more details on […]

By |March 11th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Help! My Sibling Is Stealing From My Elderly Parents: Learn The 7 Signs OF Financial Elder Abuse

How To Prevent Casey Kasem’s Conservatorship Battle: What Casey’s Story Can Teach Us About Estate Planning

Our beloved “American Top 40” judge is where? His children are trying to get a what? Evil stepmom Jean took him why? If you knew and loved American disc jockey Casey Kasem and grew up listening to his popular 1980s show, you may have been upset and confused by the news that this 82-year-old music […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Estate Planning|Comments Off on How To Prevent Casey Kasem’s Conservatorship Battle: What Casey’s Story Can Teach Us About Estate Planning

Merrianne Dean Recognized For Service To The San Diego Probate Court and Probate Bar

Merrianne Dean has been recognized for her service to the San Diego Probate Court and Probate Bar along with Gary Jander of Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP. Judges co-presented engraved plaques to Gary Jander and Merrianne Dean in appreciation of their service to the court in 2012.

They are the only two attorneys who have served […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Awards & Recognition, Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on Merrianne Dean Recognized For Service To The San Diego Probate Court and Probate Bar