Judge appoints new trustee for Hawaiian estate

First Hawaiian Bank is now the new trustee of Abigail Kawananakoa’s estate. A Hawaiian judge found the 92-year-old sugar cane heiress incapable of overseeing the $220 million trust. The judge – along with Los Angeles psychiatrist, David Trader – agreed that...

Protecting vacant rental property from squatters

Landlords with vacant property should take note of the shortage of available housing and the rising number of homeless people in California as it correlates to an increase in squatters.A squatter is someone who unlawfully occupies uninhabited property. Historically,...

Be aware of estate theft

The truth about estate theft is that it happens much more often than you think. A full spectrum of people steal from deceased people’s estates. Among them are trusted members of the community; former caregivers, relatives, estate administrators and funeral home...

Live in LA, write your will in LA

Johnny Hallyday was the most famous rockstar in France. He was a French citizen and was mourned by the entire nation when he died there last December.Despite this, Hallyday declared his official residence here in Los Angeles, mostly to avoid the steep French taxes. He...