The Dean Law Group

The Dean Law Group

About The Dean Law Group

Attorneys at The Dean Law Group, APLC, work to protect families and business owners with estate and business planning needs. We offer a combined approach to your family’s legal, estate planning and business matters to help increase your control over your present as well as your future.

What is Discovery?

Making or Breaking a Lawsuit Discovery can be a complex and intimidating process for those who don’t understand how or why it’s used. If done properly, however, discovery is an advantageous litigation tool that is used to obtain information about witnesses, facts and documents that are known to the opposing party and might be helpful [...]

By |2018-09-18T03:53:00+00:00July 1st, 2017|Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on What is Discovery?

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 |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What Are a Creditor’s Claims against a Decedent’s Estate?

The Discovery Process: FAQ

In movies and on television, court trials often feature surprise witnesses who suddenly derail the case. In reality, however, these types of surprises are rare, thanks to a process called discovery. What is discovery? Discovery is a pre-trial phase during which each party may obtain information on existing facts, witnesses, and documents known to the [...]

By |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00May 10th, 2017|Probate|Comments Off on The Discovery Process: FAQ

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 |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00March 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 |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00January 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

Lawyers Club’s Annual Dinner with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

On May 8, members of the Dean Law Group, APLC team were lucky enough to get 4 tickets to the sold out 2014 Lawyers Club Annual Dinner where the keynote speaker was retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court. It was educational and inspirational hearing her [...]

By |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00May 15th, 2014|Dean Law Group News, Featured|Comments Off on Lawyers Club’s Annual Dinner with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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 [...]

By |2018-09-18T03:53:01+00:00February 1st, 2013|Awards & Recognition, Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on Merrianne Dean Recognized For Service To The San Diego Probate Court and Probate Bar
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