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- Highly knowledgeable Probate Lawyers
- More than 35 years’ experience
Our Attorneys handle all aspects of the Probate proceeding. Legal fees are paid by the estate at the conclusion of the Probate.
If a family member was a resident of Los Angeles County, Glendale CA or Orange, Ventura, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties at the time of death and had assets, we can help.
In addition, if the decedent was a resident of another state at the time of death and owned real estate in Southern California, we can also help.
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What is Probate?
- Probate is the legal process that regulates the transfer of assets to heirs & beneficiaries after a person passes away.
- In California, a Trust will avoid Probate.
- Probate can occur if a person has a Will or does not have a Will (Intestate).
- We identify the assets, inventory and appraise it.
- We help heirs or beneficiaries throughout United States if a deceased family member or friend was a resident of Southern CA at the time of death or owned real estate in Southern CA.
Los Angeles Probate Attorney
- If the assets in the estate do not total more than $150,000, then the estate may not need to go through the standard Probate process.
- If the decedent has a valid Will, then the Attorney will lodge it with the court, file a petition for approval and have the court admit the Will into Probate. The distribution of the estate will then be determined by the Will. In California only a Trust will avoid Probate.
- If there is no Will (also known as ‘intestate’) or Trust, then the closest relative(s) will receive the assets. The Attorney will speak with the closest relative(s) about the decedent’s property.
- We can represent the people who receive the assets. We can also represent the person who is named in the Will to Probate the estate, or a close family member who petitions the court to be in charge of the process.
- A “beneficiary” is a person who is named in a Will to receive the assets.
- An “heir” is a person who receives assets when there is no Will.
- An “administrator of estate” is a person who petitions the Probate court to be in charge of the process.
- An “executor” is a person who is named in the Will to be in charge of the Probate process.
Our Attorneys have handled thousands of Probates. We have a network of professional contacts that can help heirs or beneficiaries with issues such as the sale of the real estate or financial issues (loans to cover expenses during the proceedings).
Full representation is recommended for Probate, and usually a court filing fee is all that is needed to begin the process. Your Legal Action Workshop Attorney will provide you with expert legal advice and explain all your options.
If you want to find out how to avoid Probate, please visit our Estate Planning page.
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