What is Probate?
Probate is a legal process where the person you have named as your executor in your will appears before a court for a supervised distribution of your assets. Your executor proves the validity of your will and requests and presents the court with the required lists of your property, your debts, and who is to inherit what you have left. If no will exists then the transferring of the decedent’s property to their heirs and/or beneficiaries is carried out in accordance with the laws for the state of California. What many may not know is that the area of Probate covers many areas. These include estate planning, wills, trusts, taxes, guardianships, recovering property, asset disputes and conservatorships. It is important that if you know you will be dealing with the California court system regarding a situation that involves a probate matter you contact a Probate Attorney that truly knows all the ins and out of probate law and can skillfully handle any kind of probate related issues with speed, regardless of the difficulty involved.
The lawyers at the County Law Center know it can be overwhelming when having to deal with the legal system at any time, but with the complexities of probate and the death of a loved one, your stress level can become extremely high. We will help you through the probate structure with as few difficulties as possible and assist you in understanding how the procedure works. Call us for your free initial consultation today.
How Long Does Probate Take?
The duration of probate will vary with the magnitude and complexity of each issue. The process can be lengthened a great deal by such issues that include the size and intricacy of an estate, difficulty in locating the beneficiaries, if the Will is contested or if anyone objects to the actions of the personal representative or executor. It is unfortunate that disputes arise but with the know-how and skill of our attorneys we can guide you expertly through the probate issues to make the overall experience as painless as possible. Attorney Marc Duxbury will provide you with professional representation and will help you plan ahead with regard to the various tasks and multiple requirements during probate.
Contact the County Law Center for information about probate, 760-438-5291