October 25, 2018

SB 909, Hertzberg. Uniform Trust Decanting Act.

Existing law regulates trust administration and generally requires a trustee to administer the trust according to the trust instrument. Under existing law, a trustee may exercise specified powers without court authorizatio...

October 18, 2018

On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published its final rules amending 38 CFR Part 3, regarding net worth, asset transfers and income exclusions for needs-based benefits.  These new regulations will become effective October 18, 2018 and will...

October 15, 2018

On September 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued an order approving new Rules of Professional Conduct, which are effective on November 1, 2018. The current rules remain in effect until that date.

The new rules can be found at:


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