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Genene N. Dunn

Genene N. Dunn

Partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP serving Orange County for over 30 years
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
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Genene N. Dunn is a probate attorney who has been working with the probate courts since 2010, and became an attorney in 2014. Genene is a partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP which has been serving Orange County for over 30 years. Genene handles many cases involving estate planning, trust administration, probate, and trust and estate litigation. At HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP we handle estates with values as low as $50,000.00 to those as high as $130million. There is no client too small or too large for our firm, and all clients are treated equally no matter the value of their estate. I help guide families through difficult court processes while keeping harmony among the members.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees allowed on large litigation cases.
Professional Associations
Villa Park Rotary Club
- Current
Orange County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Continually involved with the bar association and attend several MCLE courses throughout the year to stay up to date on current laws and trends in the trust and estate area of the law
Orange County Women Lawyers Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can I have my siblings buy me out of my fathers trust as I feel the administrator (my sister) is not trustworthy?
A: Yes you should have the option to be bought out. Beneficiaries have a lot of rights, especially concerning access to information.
Q. How long does it take to open probate?
A: This is a very complex question. It all depends on what the trust says and what your father's estate plan said, and what assets you are concerned with. Also, the fact that everything goes back into the trust doesn't necessarily mean that the trustee (friend of your father) is receiving the assets. There is probably a plan in the trust of what happens to assets in the trust upon your father's passing.
Q. I just filed my Petition for Probate today. When do I have to place the notices in a paper and what should they include?
A: If you already have your case number and hearing date then I would recommend contacting the newspaper right away as publication has to be done 15 days prior to the hearing date. They usually just want the completed notice of petition, but you can always ask the paper what information they require.
Q. Can I change a lawyer who is working on a living trust He has been paid one half of the fee, and the other half is due
A: It really depends on your agreement with the attorney. I would ask for a status of the drafted documents first. If they have already been drafted and you are in the process of reviewing and asking questions on the drafted documents then most likely you are not going to be able to get out of it easily, but again it depends on what your agreement says. You do have the right to use any attorney you want though, the question seems to be asking more about whether you are entitled to a refund or avoid paying the other half. And that all depends on your agreement with the attorney. If you don't care about the money then you can go do another attorney at any time.
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