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Genene N. Dunn

Genene N. Dunn

Partner at Hunsberger Dunn LLP, Serving Orange County an Riverside County
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • California
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Biography

Attorney Genene N. Dunn is an accomplished attorney with a passion for helping clients with decedent estates and a commitment to helping clients secure their future. Her legal journey began in 2008 when she started working as a law clerk, specializing in estate planning. In 2014, she was admitted to the bar and became a licensed attorney, allowing her to apply her extensive knowledge and expertise to serve clients' needs effectively.

In 2016, Genene took a significant step in her career by becoming a partner and co-owner of Hunsberger Dunn LLP, a renowned law office dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services in estate planning, trust administration, and business planning. Under her leadership, the practice has expanded its offerings to include probate and litigation services for decedent's estates, further solidifying the firm's reputation as a trusted resource for clients seeking assistance in the intricacies of estate law.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Genene finds joy and fulfillment in her role as a parent. Married and with two young children, she appreciates the importance of family and devotes most of her free time to creating precious memories with her loved ones. Her unwavering commitment to excellence, paired with her compassionate approach to client service, makes Genene a trusted advocate and a valuable asset to the clients she serves at Hunsberger Dunn LLP.

"There is no client too small or too large for our firm, and all clients are treated equally no matter the value of their estate. I help guide families through difficult court processes while keeping harmony among the members."

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees allowed on large litigation cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 300855
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Hunsberger Dunn LLP
- Current
Associate Attorney
Hunsberger Dunn LLP
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Education
Vanguard University of Southern California
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Whittier Law School
J.D. (2014)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California Trusts & Estates Section
Member
Current
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Villa Park Rotary Club
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Continually involved with the bar association and attend several MCLE courses throughout the year to stay up to date on current laws and trends in the trust and estate area of the law
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Orange County Women Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Genene Dunn's Website Profile
Website
Hunsberger Dunn LLP Website
Blog
Hunsberger Dunn LLP Articles
Videos
Hunsberger Dunn LLP has proudly served the Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino areas since 2000, building a reputation for measurable success and excellence. Our commitment to providing only the highest quality service is unwavering, and we are here to support you through every challenge and pressure that comes with your case. Welcome to Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Estate Planning & Probate Representation | Riverside and Orange, CA

Hunsberger Dunn LLP has proudly served the Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino areas since 2000, building a reputation for measurable success and excellence. Our commitment to providing only the highest quality service is unwavering, and we are here to support you through every challenge and pressure that comes with your case.

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Exploring the intricacies of estate settlement in California? Wondering if you can avoid probate altogether? Our video tackles the question: "Can You Settle an Estate Without Probate?" Dive into the nuances of California estate law with the Hunsberger Dunn LLP team as we uncover the options available for settling an estate without the probate process. From assets with low values to trusts and joint ownership, we break down the possibilities. Can you settle an estate without probate? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Probate Law

Exploring the intricacies of estate settlement in California? Wondering if you can avoid probate altogether? Our video tackles the question: "Can You Settle an Estate Without Probate?" Dive into the nuances of California estate law with the Hunsberger Dunn LLP team as we uncover the options available for settling an estate without the probate process. From assets with low values to trusts and joint ownership, we break down the possibilities.

Unlocking the mysteries of probate duration in California! Join us in our latest video as we delve into the intricacies of how long probate typically takes in the Golden State. From the initial petition to the final distribution of assets, we break down the average timeline for navigating probate, offering valuable insights into what to expect along the way. How long probate takes? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Probate Law

Unlocking the mysteries of probate duration in California! Join us in our latest video as we delve into the intricacies of how long probate typically takes in the Golden State. From the initial petition to the final distribution of assets, we break down the average timeline for navigating probate, offering valuable insights into what to expect along the way.

Navigating the probate process in California can be complex, but understanding the fees involved doesn't have to be. In our latest video, Genene Dunn breaks down the statutory fees for probate attorneys in California, providing a clear and concise explanation of how these fees are calculated based on the estate's value. What are the probate fees in California 2024? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Riverside & Orange County, CA

Navigating the probate process in California can be complex, but understanding the fees involved doesn't have to be. In our latest video, Genene Dunn breaks down the statutory fees for probate attorneys in California, providing a clear and concise explanation of how these fees are calculated based on the estate's value.

Embarking on the probate journey in California can feel daunting, but grasping which assets require probate doesn't have to be overwhelming. In our latest video, we unpack the intricacies of asset qualification for probate in California, offering clarity on what assets necessitate probate proceedings based on their value. What asset qualifies for probate? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Probate Law

Embarking on the probate journey in California can feel daunting, but grasping which assets require probate doesn't have to be overwhelming. In our latest video, we unpack the intricacies of asset qualification for probate in California, offering clarity on what assets necessitate probate proceedings based on their value.

Dive deep into the intricate world of probate in California with our latest video. Explore the significant ramifications of overlooking probate filings, particularly when assets surpass $184,500 and lack designated beneficiaries or trust protection. Gain comprehensive knowledge about why initiating probate proceedings is pivotal for effective asset management and transferability. What happens if you don’t file for probate? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Probate Law

Dive deep into the intricate world of probate in California with our latest video. Explore the significant ramifications of overlooking probate filings, particularly when assets surpass $184,500 and lack designated beneficiaries or trust protection. Gain comprehensive knowledge about why initiating probate proceedings is pivotal for effective asset management and transferability.

When navigating the complexities of probate and taxes in California, it's crucial to understand what financial responsibilities you might face. Our latest video, "What is a Probate Tax?" addresses a common misconception: the idea of a probate tax in California. Whether you're an heir, an executor, or simply seeking to educate yourself about the probate process and its financial aspects in California, this video provides clear, concise information to help you confidently navigate the system. What is a Probate Tax in California? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Riverside & Orange County Probate Law

When navigating the complexities of probate and taxes in California, it's crucial to understand what financial responsibilities you might face. Our latest video, "What is a Probate Tax?" addresses a common misconception: the idea of a probate tax in California. Whether you're an heir, an executor, or simply seeking to educate yourself about the probate process and its financial aspects in California, this video provides clear, concise information to help you confidently navigate the system.

Embarking on the probate journey in California? Understanding the financial side is crucial. Join us as we unpack the intricacies of probate fees and attorney expenses in our video. Discover how these costs are covered by the estate itself, sparing administrators and heirs from personal responsibility. Plus, learn when these fees are settled - hint: it's at the end of the process. Who pays probate fees? | Hunsberger Dunn LLP - Riverside & Orange County Probate Law

Embarking on the probate journey in California? Understanding the financial side is crucial. Join us as we unpack the intricacies of probate fees and attorney expenses in our video. Discover how these costs are covered by the estate itself, sparing administrators and heirs from personal responsibility. Plus, learn when these fees are settled - hint: it's at the end of the process.

Legal Answers
76 Questions Answered
Q. Dad lives in California. Last 4 months was in hospice. He spent last 5days of life in North Carolina. Where probate?
A: good question. probate should be administered where the decedent was a resident at the time of death. With your facts, I would presume that California would be the appropriate state for probate as him being in North Carolina the last 5 days of his life would establish his residency in North Carolina. For the other question on the will, it depends on what the will of his friend says.
Q. My brother passed away without a will single never married no children both parents deceased leaving 2 siblings
A: It seems like you would be the heirs according to intestacy laws. You can inquire with the company who holds the Pension. If there was a death benefit it might have beneficiaries on it. If there are no beneficiaries, then the estate would be entitled to any death benefit and it depends on the amount due on what the proper procedure would be. You probably just need to start with a death certificate to ask if there are any beneficiaries listed.
Q. I am in the will, my Grandfather passed and left me $ to split with the grandchildren. My mon insists there is no will?
A: Hello Sasha. You mention and will and a trust. Do you have a copy of any documents from your grandfather or know the attorney that he might have used? You will have a very hard time without copies of anything. You can also check title to any property he owned to see if it was recorded into a trust. If it does show ownership in a trust you can possibly insist on being provided with a copy of the trust
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