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By: Scott Grossman on October 18th, 2016

California Probate Lawyers: Finalizing Your Appointment as Executor

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you know how difficult dealing with the bureaucratic realities of the death are. However, if your loved one’s will has left appointment as executor to you. This means it is your job to carry out their last wishes.

Going About Your Appointment as Executor

As long as you are named in the will, appointment as executor is easy, and even if you weren’t mentioned by name you still have a good chance at being appointed. For instance, there are some situations where the decedent will name the executor as their child or sibling. If you are the only person with that specific relationship to the decedent, it will usually stand in court.

Finalizing the appointment involves filing appropriate paperwork and attending the court hearing that initiates the probate process. The California probate court confirms your appointment as executor. This is with the exception of protests from any of the will’s beneficiaries.

California probate can be a grueling process. As an executor or administrator to a loved one’s last wishes, you may want to protect yourself with a California probate lawyer.

The Grossman Law Firm offers a full range of services to San Diego executors, trustees, and beneficiaries. These include probate, trust administration, will contests, and trust litigation. If you have concerns about a probate or trust administration case, schedule a no-cost, 30-minute consultation today. Call toll-free 888-443-6590. To reach us online, use our quick contact form.

Also, order your copy of Scott Grossman’s FREE book, The Insider’s Guide to California Probate And Trust Administration.