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Jan Morrison
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Trust Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial estate planning consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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US District Court, Central District
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Honors and Activities:Cum Laude; Student Bar Association; Editorial Staff; Dean’s List; National Honor Society; National Lawyer’s Guild; Co-Founder & President Gay & Lesbian Law Student Association; American Jurisprudence Award; Director’s Scholarship; Who’s Who in American Universities.
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Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
B.B.A.
Honors: Honors and Activities:
Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar
Member, Trust & Estates Section
- Current
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Department of Real Estate
Agent License
- Current
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Los Angeles Probate And Trust Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Is there a way to find out if someone is named in a will or trust without contacting widow?
A: California Probate Code §§ 8200 (a) and (b) provide that it is the duty of the custodian of the Will, to lodge the Will with the superior court (having jurisdiction) within 30 days after the custodian had knowledge of the testator's death. Additionally, a custodian is liable to anyone injured by the failure to timely lodge the Will with the court. This includes pour-over Wills which typically are included with a Trust. Check the records at the courthouse in the county where the decedent passed away or where they owned property.
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Law Offices of Jan Morrison
2800 Neilson Way
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90405
USA
Telephone: (310) 581-4934