by Jodi Summers According to the U.S. regulations of property law, property must at all times be transferable. This is problematic when somebody dies and there’s no one around to sign off on the asset transfer. Any property allocation that requires the signature of the decedent or ward must go through probate. The essential purpose […]

by Jodi Summers Many individuals with assets the wish to protect choose a Revocable Living Trust as an effective way of settling their affairs and avoiding Probate. A Revocable Living Trust be amended, altered or revoked by its settlor (creator) at any time, provided the settlor is not mentally incapacitated. Revocable Trusts have become popular […]

edited by Jodi Summers The Superior Court of Los Angeles County is the largest single unified trial court in the United States. The Superior Court operates 47 courthouses throughout the county. Currently, the Presiding Judge is David S. Wesley and Sherri R. Carter is the Executive Officer/Clerk. They, together with 5,400 employees, operate the nearly […]

edited by Jodi Summers If you’re reading this article, you most likely want to know what a Will will do. The experts say: A. Wills can be used effectively for the following purposes: To transfer relatively small and uncomplicated estates where an expedited or simple Probate is available. To appoint guardians for minor children. To […]

by Jodi Summers If you want to buy apartment properties on the Westside of Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2015, here’s what you need to know – Large cash reserves will dominate deal flow – for right now. “Investors attempting to acquire assets in the Westside Cities will have to stretch to outbid […]

by Jodi Summers If you’ve purchased a multifamily property in Los Angeles is the past few years, your real estate investment has increased in value. Effective rents have soared since the downturn, making turnover significantly more profitable. We are not alone. Throughout the country, valuations on apartment properties have been on an upward trajectory, pushing […]