What is Probate?
Are looking for a “Probate Attorney Near Me”?
Contact Elder Law Services of California for a free consultation with a Probate attorney to have your questions about Probate answered. Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate after their death. Everyone’s situation can be different, so solely relying on answers from an Internet search might not be in a person’s best interests considering the potential legal consequences and tax consequences of not handling probate correctly.
Probating an Estate Without an Attorney Can Be Risky
The most common problem with settling the estate of someone who has passed away is when the heirs don’t get along, or stop communicating altogether. An heir can be unhappy for many reasons. Often times when one or more heirs feel they received less than an unequal share then there is a real risk that the situation will lead to probate litigation and have to be settled in court. Probate litigation can be a long, drawn-out process that takes many months, and in some cases years to be resolved. Other risks include handling the probate process incorrectly for ignorance of California State probate laws or tax issues that could cost the estate thousands of dollars.
Consulting with a probate attorney is recommended if you’ve been wondering:
- What is Probate?
- What is Probate of a Will?
- How long does probate of a will take?
- How long does a probate house sale take?
- What is a Probate Estate?
- How long does the Probate Process take?
- How can probate be avoided in California?
The probate attorneys at Elder Law Services of California are available to help you and your family speed up the probate process by handling matters that may include filing the probate petition with the probate court, arranging for a surety bond when required, creating a listing of all parties that have an interest in an estate, providing Copies of the Petition for Probate to all interested parties and beneficiaries, publishing a notice in a local newspaper, validating the will, and providing notarized affidavits signed by witnesses.
Call 800-403-6078 to schedule a free consultation with experienced legal professionals who are ready to help you with all concerns and matters related to probate in the State of California.