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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 Boston Terrier. 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
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • 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
Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Environmental Moot Court
California State University - San Bernardino
B.A. (1996) | Business Administration
15 Year Anniversary Recognition
10 Year Anniversary Recognition
Professional Associations
Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
San Bernardino County Bar Association
- Current
Riverside County Bar Association
- Current
State Bar of California # 208603
- Current
Speaking Engagements
NBI Probate Seminar, San Bernardino
National Business Institute
Speaker on probate processes for decedent's estates.
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Price Law Firm, APC
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1218 Questions Answered

Q. CA wome dies intestate w/ no spouse/children/parents. She has 5 siblings; two living and three deceased.
A: Yes, from what you described, the survivng daughter of the deceased son of the deceased sibling is entitled to 1/2 of 1/5 of the estate, which is 1/10 or 10%.
Q. Can an executor of a will disclaim an inheritance on behalf of the deceased?
A: The legal representative of the estate can disclaim an interest, so long as all of the other requirements under Internal Revenue Code section 2518 to disclaim an interest are met. A will doesn't make you an executor, the probate court makes you the executor with the proper probate petition. That probate action would be brought where the decedent was domiciled at the time of death.
Q. Can my mother's husband's adult kids take property that's in her name from her through POA?
A: A power of attorney only allows the agent to make financial transactions for the principal, and it terminates at the death of the principal. Your mother's husband's will and how the assets are held will determine who gets the assets at his death, not his power of attorney.
Q. Does California probate laws allow for custodial compensation. ie deceased was 100% dependent on spouses care
A: Normally, family members are not entitled to payment for the care of the decedent. However, if there was a written agreement for payment or the care custodian received IHSS payments, that it may be possible to receive payment for care.
Q. How do I file a request to postpone a hearing because we do not have the accounting of the estate?
A: You can have the parties stipulate to a continuance and file that with the court. You might try to email the probate examiners to request a continuance of the hearing. However, I have never been successful in continuing a hearing in San Bernardino County Superior Court. I've always had to attend the hearing and ask for a continuance. If you are far away, you can appear by telephone with CourtCall or you can hire an attorney to represent you.
Q. Can POA be legally signed after a stroke affected half brain & paralyzed left hand for my son Great G-Mom to sign?
A: Someone that signs a POA must have mental capacity. Although California law presumes that someone has mental capacity, certainly under these facts there is a doubt as to whether she had the required mental capacity. You can file for a conservatorship or sue to invalidate the POA. Unfortunately, most if not all of your options will require litigation. You need an attorney.
Q. Do I need to report minor misdemeanors dismisses via court plea and petition for dismissal to CTC in COC application?
A: Give complete and truthful answers to all questions.
Q. My father just passed I'm his daughter there is no will and I need to know if I have any rights to his military benefits
A: His surviving spouse would be entitled to all of the community property that they owned, or any joint tenancy held property. Since he had two children, you both would share 2/3 of his separate property and his surviving spouse would be entitled to 1/3 of his separate property. But if he was married for a long term, there probably isn't any separate property. You'll have to contact the Veterans Administration to determine if you're entitled to any survivor's benefits.
Q. Making changes to will
A: You should hire an attorney to make changes to your will, or to determine if you might also need a trust. Yes, an attorney would charge a fee for those changes.
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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