Death of a Litigant: What is a Trusts and Estates Litigator to Do?”

California Trusts and Estates Quarterly
Stacie Polashuk Nelson | Lydia Lee Lockett
When a party to pending or anticipated litigation dies, the litigators handling that matter are often left to navigate unfamiliar waters in dealing with the particularized procedures and timeframes that are triggered by the litigant’s death. This article provides a step-by-step examination of the many procedural requirements and practical considerations of which litigators should be aware.

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