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When is probate required? California probate filing form

This form from the state of California is used to file for probate and get the process started.

When is probate required?

Simple answers to the complex question, When is probate required?  


Make your taxes less taxing

Make your taxes less taxing

By Robyn on March 15, 2017

Income taxes are due this year on April 18th.

Even with the best of intentions and a lifetime of experience, filling out a tax return can be a complicated and time-consuming affair. If you make a mistake or forget any information, you could be subject to IRS penalties or a delayed refund...

Expert Article: Hit and Run Accidents

By finn on November 17, 2015

As the number of hit-and-run accidents continues to grow nationwide, understanding what to do in the situation becomes more relevant. So we turned to JustAnswer Expert, LegalKnowledge, for some expert answers. As a licensed...

Lottery Ticket

True or False: It's easier to win the lottery than get U.S. citizenship

By Carolyn Hauck on November 10, 2015

Are you more likely to win the lottery than obtain U.S. citizenship? Can you guess? Below are the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) numbers on how many people were granted citizenship for the last 14 years:


Legal Papers

Citizenship: A complex process

By Carolyn Hauck on November 06, 2015

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting task. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website does a nice job of outlining the 10 steps to U.S. citizenship. While that is the...

Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S

By Carolyn Hauck on October 15, 2015

In a landmark ruling on June 26, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court struck down all bans on same-sex marriage, making same-sex marriages legal in every state in the union. The case before the court, Obergefell v. Hodges, was a culmination of 6 other cases in the last several years that...

Employer Drug Tests: Know the Facts

By Carolyn Hauck on September 02, 2015

Are you concerned about drug testing for a current or potential employer? While in the past we might have been assured that drug testing is an employer’s way to make sure that they don’t have an illegal drug abuser on their team (read below to see if this is still the case), with the...

Traffic Ticket

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True or False: Police error on a traffic ticket voids the ticket

By Carolyn Hauck on August 27, 2015

Getting a traffic ticket, especially an expensive one, can be extremely frustrating. Certainly if you know you were speeding, or violating a traffic law, it’s hard to get too frustrated; however, sometimes there can be grey area in determining whether or not you violated a law. Either...

Tenant Rights

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What You Should Know: Your Rights as a Tenant with Roommates

By Carolyn Hauck on August 06, 2015

Sharing an apartment or a house has long been a way for students and mostly younger folks to live according to a smaller budget. However, with the rising costs of urban living across the country, living with roommates has increasingly become more common over the last fifteen years,...