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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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Sam is simply excellent in many facets of lawyering that I would recommend him for the highest and most complex cases or legal positions.
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Summary

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
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation by telephone for up to 30 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Price Law Firm, APC
- Current
Attorney
The Law Office of Richard Samuel Price
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International Tax Consultant
KPMG LLP
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Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (2000) | Taxation
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Activities: Student government
Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Environmental Moot Court
California State University - San Bernardino
B.A. (1996) | Business Administration
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Awards
15 Year Anniversary Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell
10 Year Anniversary Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
San Bernardino County Bar Association
Attorney
- Current
Riverside County Bar Association
Attorney
- Current
State Bar of California # 208603
Attorney
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Price Law Firm, APC
Legal Answers
1201 Questions Answered

Q. My brother passed away in California and his bio mother whom he hasn’t seen since 3 is in Iran what are my rights?
A: Unfortunately, if your brother did not have an advance health care directive or will that would have given you the right to dispose of his remains, then the first person with that right would be his surviving spouse, followed by his children, then his parents. Until the mother can't be found or gives up her right to dispose of his remains, then you don't have any rights.
Q. My brother passed away in California and his bio mother whom he hasn’t seen since 3 is in Iran what are my rights?
A: Unfortunately, if your brother did not have an advance health care directive or will that would have given you the right to dispose of his remains, then the first person with that right would be his surviving spouse, followed by his children, then his parents. Until the mother can't be found or gives up her right to dispose of his remains, then you don't have any rights.
Q. Why would my grandfather's attorney send me a copy of the will? They asked for my address and mentioned a petition.
A: The original will should be lodged with the court, and a copy given to each person named in the will. You must have an interest in the estate.
Q. Trustee made final distributions to beneficiaries and stopped payment on my check. Do I have recourse with the bank?
A: You should be discussing this with your attorney. You mentioned mediaiton, have you already signed a settlement agreement? If so, you should be able to enforce the settlement agreement with a motion before the court. You can file a declaration with the court regarding the stop-payment on the check.
Q. My Exes Mom Died and the estate is in probate, Can he disclaim his inheritance and avoid paying back child support?
A: Yes, he can disclaim his inheritance and he would then be treated as if he had predeceased his mother. The inheritance would then to go whoever would take if he had died before his mother.
Q. My Exes Mom Died and the estate is in probate, Can he disclaim his inheritance and avoid paying back child support?
A: Yes, he can disclaim his inheritance and he would then be treated as if he had predeceased his mother. The inheritance would then to go whoever would take if he had died before his mother.
Q. If the money withheld after distribution of an estate for a possible tax audit is not released in 4 years, is it legal?
A: Some courts allow the personal representative to keep a small reserve (up to $1,500) after an order for final distribution and not have to account for the funds to the court. Any funds in excess of that amount must be accounted for to the court and beneficiaries. You can request information from the personal representative of this amount. It should have been accounted for by now.
Q. Can you file a petiton to administer the estate, if the deceased had a last will, and a beneficiary on the bank account?
A: Anyone with an interest in the estate can file a petition for probate. If the will is valid and nominates an executor, then that nominated person has the first priority to be the executor. No, there is no lawsuit to bring because someone would miss work. You can hire an attorney to appear for you.
Q. How much time i have to make an objection to a probate case?My attorney did not object or challenge probate.Why cant he?
A: If the house is yours, and not in the estate, then you would have to bring a petition under Probate Code section 850 to challenge the title to the property. Discuss this with your attorney.
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Price Law Firm, APC
300 E. State St., Ste. 620
Redlands, CA 92373
USA
Telephone: (909) 475-8800
Fax: (909) 475-9500