A trustee takes legal ownership of the assets held by a trust and assumes fiduciary responsibility for managing those assets and carrying out the purposes of the trust.
A divorce in legal terms is called a Dissolution of Marriage. The Dissolution ends all legal bonds.
The law has a system for choosing the conservator. It gives preference to the person at the top of the list, then moves down: Spouse, adult child, parent, and sibling. Any other person the law says is okay public guardian if the person closest to the top of the list does not want to be…
To transfer ownership, disclaim ownership, or add someone to title, you will choose between a “grant deed” and a “quitclaim deed.” Spouses/domestic partners transferring property between each other may choose an “interspousal deed.”
An interspousal deed is used between spouses or registered domestic partners to change real estate to or from community property.
A quitclaim deed (sometimes misspelled “quick claim”) is used when someone gives up (waives or disclaims) ownership rights in favor of another person.
A grant deed is used when a person who is on the current deedtransfers ownership or adds a name to a deed.
If the person who died did not have any property to transfer, probate may not be necessary. Usually the deceased person’s relatives open a probate if they feel necessary however a probate may be opened by any interested person.
A legal guardianship is a temporary caregiving situation for a child. Unlike guardianship, adoption is not temporary; it’s a permanent decision that legally separates a child from their legal/biological parents.