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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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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
1173 Questions Answered

Q. I'm considering buying 25% of a house there is no mortgage but outstanding taxes we've agreed that the momey i pay will
A: The owners of the property are responsible for the costs of fire insurance and utilities unless those costs are agreed to be paid by the tenant. If any of the owners have a debt, then that debt can attach to their proportional interest in the property.
Q. if an employer pays out to deceased estate how do i found out who, what and where it went?
A: You can find out if there was a probate case filed in the county where the decedent lived when he or she died. If the decedent named a beneficiary for the account, and you're not the beneficiary or the personal representative of the estate, then the employer is not obligated to tell you who they paid the funds to.
Q. WHEN YOU SUBMIT VERIFIED PETITION WITH ATTACHMENTS/DOCUMENTS HOW WOULD THE EXAMINERS RECEIVED ?
A: When you file a verified petition with the probate court, the probate court sets a hearing on your petition. The probate examiners will review the petition prior to your hearing. You would check the probate notes a couple of weeks before the hearing to check on whether there is anything else needed.
Q. Can I Sue a persons estate for back wages. I was a caregiver for 5 years.
A: Yes, you can sue the estate for back wages. You'll have up to one year from the date of death to file your lawsuit.
Q. How can I access my dead mother's account to pay the state, after THEY froze the account and want it to go to probate?
A: You'll have to file a probate petition to be appointed as the administrator of her estate in order to obtain the funds and pay the bills. Any funds left over would go to her heirs.
Q. My sister PoA had my mother into remove me from her trust, just after her home was sold. She then reinvested in her name
A: You don't have the legal standing to sue on any change of the trust while your mother is living. You will have to sue your sister after your mother passes for elder abuse, undue influence, or any other causes of action that you may have.
Q. Can child of a deceased parent enter the deceased persons house before the estate is settled?
A: Yes, that is possible.
Q. As a live in caregiver Do I have a case against an estate. The person has passed away and I'm penniless.
A: If you are owed money from the estate, then you will have to file a creditor claim if there is a probate case filed. Or, you'll have to bring a lawsuit within one year of the date of death.
Q. Are exhibits in a probate petition lettered, do I need to label them before submitting my petition?
A: I would normally make a cover page for each exhibit with a letter (but a number is just as good).
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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