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Trust and Estate Solutions

Hi, I’m Jonathan Brooks, the principal of First Probate. First Probate provides short term loans to fiduciaries – executors, administrators, trustees, conservators and guardians – who borrow on behalf of trusts and estates.  First Probate specializes in resolving challenging and difficult title problems associated with trusts and estates. I have provided these services to the probate […]

Bifurcated Land Market

By Ruben Gutierrez As a real estate appraiser specializing in valuations for estate administration, taxation, probate, and litigation support I have had the opportunity to work on numerous land valuation assignments over the past thirty plus years.  Most of these assignments involve land located in the Antelope Valley portion of northern Los Angeles County. The Antelope […]

Trusts and Estates – The 42nd Annual Fall Program

The 42nd Annual Fall Program, October 26, 2018 in San Francisco The Third Edition of the Guide to the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Counsel Is Available to Trusts and Estates Section Members at a Special Price The Educating Seniors Project Seeks Volunteer Attorneys for Speakers Bureau Trusts and Estates […]

The Life of a Loan Broker

Guest Post by N. Mitchell Feinstein   I write this article from my perspective of more than fifty years in the mortgage lending business, a perspective that seems to me as if I were staring down to the Colorado River from the rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s been a long time baby. I’ve operated […]

Recent Laws and Legal Cases (2017)

Click the link below to access The California Legislation 2017 Affecting Probate Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Conservatorships, This Legislative Review is annually compiled by James Birnberg, Esq., Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, LLP, Encino, California, and is shared with his permission, for the benefit of the probate community. Recent Laws and Legal Cases (2017)

Managing the Probate Financing Process

Working with fiduciaries and their attorneys to borrow on behalf of trusts and estates is no small matter with complex probate, national and local real property, and finance lending laws. First Probate Loans manages the probate financing process for short-term loans to trusts and estates, post-property distribution loans, and distributions of trusts and estates. The […]

Obtain an Estate Loan

What is an Estate Loan? Estate Loan is the overarching term used to describe both Probate Loans and Trust Loans. Probate Loans include estates where there is a decedent, Trust Loans include estates where there is a decedent, a guardianship or a conservatorship and the assets are held in a trust. An Estate Loan is […]

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