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Live Webinar: Avoiding Inheritance Disputes | Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30

Inheritance disputes after a parent’s death are all too common for even the most well-adjusted families. Disputes may consume hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees and destroy once healthy sibling relationships. Fortunately, disputes are often predictable and avoidable with careful planning.

Join us next Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30 as Chris Carico discuses drafting and planning tips that minimize the chances for inheritance disputes.

The webinar…

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U.S. News–Best Lawyers® Release 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

On November 1st, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firms” rankings.

We are excited to announce that Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP has been included in this elite and extremely impressive group of law firms. Our South Bay boutique firm ranks in the top tier in Los Angeles for Trust & Estates Law.

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP is also one of only two firms…

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FIDUCIARIES (AND OTHERS) BEWARE—AN OVER-REACHING RELEASE MAY BE VOIDABLE

By Christopher D. Carico, Esq.* and Golnaz Yazdchi, Esq.**

Reprinted with permission of the State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, From Volume 21, Issue 4, (2015) of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.

I. INTRODUCTION

The majority of contested trust proceedings are resolved before trial, frequently as a result of a successful mediation between the…

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