Ernest Charles Payne Jr

Ernest Charles Payne Jr

Charles Payne Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • California
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Professional Experience
Owner
Charles Payne Law
- Current
City Attorney’s Office
City of Riverside
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Legal Answers
24 Questions Answered
Q. Is it better to choose an estate lawyer who is located in or near the county where parent died?
A: Yes. It will be helpful to hire an attorney who routinely files probate matters in that county’s court and is familiar with the local rules for that county.
Q. Is it legal to replace a trustee on a living trust without using an attorney?
A: Yes.
Q. Can my husband & I make changes to our living trust without using a lawyer, if our signatures are notarized? Thank you.
A: Yes. You can legally amend your trust without hiring a lawyer. If you are making a simple amendment, like changing a successor trustee, you are probably fine doing the amendment yourself. If you are doing something more complicated like changing beneficiaries or arrangements for succession of a business or real property, you should probably consult an attorney. I’ve seen people try to save a few hundred dollars by going it alone, and inadvertently cause more costly problems down the road. Up to you though. Good luck.
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Contact & Map
Charles Payne Law
647 Camino de los Mares
Suite 226
San Clemente, CA 92673
Telephone: (949) 416-5129
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 6 PM