Los Angeles & Ventura County Probate Attorneys
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- More than 40 years’ experience
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Our Attorneys handle all aspects of Probate, therefore we are your one stop shop for answers to your questions! We offer a free consultation in which our Attorneys will detail all the steps needed in order to understand your Probate options.
We can help when a deceased family member was a resident of Los Angeles County, (including Glendale, CA) or Ventura County and had assets.
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In addition, we can also help when the decedent was a resident of another state at the time of death and owned real estate in Southern California.
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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 avoids Probate.
- Probate can occur if a person has a Will or does not have a Will (Intestate).
- We identify the assets, detail the 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.
Once again my family and I would like to thank you for all of the hard work you and your staff have provided for us on the estate of our deceased dad.
– Robin and family.
- 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 a Trust avoids 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).
We fully represent in the area of Probate, and typically a court filing fee (usually $474.49) 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.
Call Now 1-800-HELP-444 (1-800-435-7444) to learn more.
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