Irvine is nestled within Orange County, California. It’s home to a number of different industries and universities and encompasses a 66 square mile perimeter. Notable higher education in Irvine includes University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Orange County Center of the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Fullerton (CSUF).
In 2010 the US census reported that Irvine had a population of 212,375 making for a total of 78,978 households. Of the 83,899 housing units available 50.2% were owner-occupied and 49.8% consisted of renters. In 2009-2013, the median household income of Irvine was $90,585. With UC Irvine and the Irvine public school district being the top employers in the area, the neighborhood also hosts a number of headquarters for various industries such as technology, medical, manufacturing, food, and entertainment. Bilzzard Entertainment, one of the leading companies in game development, is the 4th largest employer with other recognizable names such as In-N-Out Burger, Ford Motor Company, Boot Barn, LA Fitness, Vizio, and Taco Bell.
With a history of economic booms and large levels of equity involved in Irvine estate planning, the levels of complexity of cases may increase as a result. On a surface level trusts may be a simple arrangement between a trustee and the beneficiary, however, disputes often arise as a result of unclear instruction or any number of other issues. The most common types of estate related disputes include contests and trust disputes – in some cases these issues need to be settled in probate court, but trust administration can be utilized to avoid litigation and settle privately.