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Richard Samuel Price

Richard Samuel Price

Probate, Wills & Trusts, Litigation, Real Estate
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • California
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R. Sam Price is an experienced and highly educated attorney who’s passionate about helping others. Sam’s exceptional talent is to make complicated legal jargon and court procedures, simple and easy for his clients to comprehend.

Sam is the managing attorney of the growing boutique law practice, Price Law Firm, APC, which focuses on probate, estate planning, trust administration, long-term care planning and litigation. He represents clients in probate matters and prosecutes and defends clients in probate and trust litigation. He made such an impression on an author client that she based a character of a probate attorney on him, in her real-life novel entitled, “Battle of the Wills.” He assists clients with protecting their family through estate planning and long-term care planning. Sam helps successor trustees administer trusts after the passing of the settlor. 

Sam earned two law degrees with a master of laws degree from New York University School of Law and a juris doctor with honors from Western New England College School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, San Bernardino.

When he’s not working on a legal matter, Sam values time spent with his family; his British TV reporter wife, Tiffany, their son; and their Beagle. His other great passion is woodworking and he has designed and built a number of unique pieces of furniture in his office. 

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
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    Free initial consultation by telephone for up to 30 minutes
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  • Contingent Fees
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Price Law Firm, APC
- Current
The Law Office of Richard Samuel Price
International Tax Consultant
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (2000) | Taxation
Activities: Student government
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Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Environmental Moot Court
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California State University - San Bernardino
B.A. (1996) | Business Administration
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15 Year Anniversary Recognition
10 Year Anniversary Recognition
Professional Associations
Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
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Riverside County Bar Association
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State Bar of California # 208603
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning Seminar, San Bernardino, CA
National Business Institute
Probate Seminar, San Bernardino
National Business Institute
Speaker on probate processes for decedent's estates.
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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1285 Questions Answered

Q. Mom past away, noWill.Home paid off, later she got small line of credit.Wells Fargo jump in an sold b4 probate is it ok?
A: It's confusing why this would happen. Did you start a probate case for the estate? Normally a bank would not foreclose unless the mortgage payments were not being made or there was a reverse mortgage that needed to be paid off. You'll have to explain this to an attorney to help you with this.
Q. There’s 3 of us sisters, there leaving me out, no will from my parents,& I haven’t been there since my mom passed,
A: I'm sorry to hear that you're in this situation. If there is no will and your mother was not married at the time that she passed away, then her heirs are her children equally. You will have to contact a local attorney to help you with this.
Q. Can the judge require a “local” realtor list the property in probate?
A: Yes, a judge does have the power to require that you use a local realtor.
Q. California, Heir has died during probate, he had wife and four kids. Can we give kids the money and not wife? She has
A: Did the heir die within 30 days of the decedent? The will speaks at the death of the decedent, and if the heir survived by 30 days, then the inheritance due to the heir would have to go to the heir's estate. Now you have two probate cases to deal with. You will have to determine whether the heir's estate must go through a probate action, and who the heirs are of the heir to the decedent. The decedent's will does not determine who the heirs of the heir are. If the heir did not have a will, then the heir's spouse has either a 1/3 or 1/2 interest in the heir's inheritance.
Q. ln a California court probate counter claim the respondent has not gotten back to me with objection or approval it's
A: In probate court, the respondent can object orally at the hearing; the respondent does not have to file an objection with the court within 30 days of being served with a petition. Probate court is not like civil court when it comes to the pleading stage.
Q. my 50 50 partner in a c corp passed away in may with no will. should I appoint a new board member or not? can I ?
A: You'll have to review the bylaws and/or the shareholder agreement for any clauses of what would happen if a shareholder dies. If the bylaws and/or shareholder agreement are silent on the issue, then California law applies, which is complex. You should contact an attorney near you for advice.
Q. In CA do I need to quitclaim a condo to the estate and then quitclaim from the estate to a person? How do I sign 1st one
A: As the personal representative of the estate, you can transfer the property directly. You do not need to transfer it from the decedent to the estate (the estate is not a separate person). If you plan to sell the property, you would sell it through an escrow company and they would prepare the deed. If you plan to distribute the property to an heir of the estate, you would need a court order to distribute the property.
Q. does an order have to be served upon the person it refers to in order to be effective? As being removed as a co-trustee
A: No, an order does not normally have to be served upon the person it affects, unless the judge orders it so. Through the case, you either were served, notified, or the court dispensed with notification to you. Didn't you appear at the hearing on the petition?
Q. is there a time limit to file a will in ca.
A: A will is supposed to be lodged with the county probate court within 30 days of death. However, there isn't a penalty for not doing so. But if there hasn't been a probate case, then there isn't a time limit to file a petition for probate. Don't wait for the sister to file the will. Your wife can file the will herself because her sister has failed to act.
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Price Law Firm, APC
300 E. State St., Ste. 620
Redlands, CA 92373
Telephone: (909) 475-8800
Fax: (909) 475-9500