Archive for August 6th, 2010

Stiff Penalty for Looting Assets From Decedent’s Estate (2010-8-6)

A recent case emphasizes that the probate court has broad powers to prevent the looting of a decedent’s estate, and can award penalty damages, as well. In Estate of Kraus (April 27, 2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 103, the decedent’s brother used an invalid power of attorney to clean out her bank accounts in the hours before […]