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By: Scott Grossman on September 4th, 2016

Six Common Reasons Why Executors Fail To Finish A San Diego Probate


Administering a probate in California can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. Probate administration may take a year or more. Unfortunately, after the executor obtains his or her appointment, the probate process may sometimes stall, taking even longer to complete than it otherwise should. Fortunately for the beneficiaries of the estate, by taking legal action, the beneficiaries can get the San Diego probate court involved in the administration in order to ensure that the process is fully carried out.

While it may seem odd that a probate administration would go unfinished, it is a fairly common occurrence. Why does this happen? The following are six examples of reasons why a probate may not be completed in a timely manner:

  1. The executor does not understand his or her duties, and does not realize that he or she is obligated to complete the probate process.
  2. The executor is too busy to carry out his or her responsibilities and finish the probate administration.
  3. The executor is engaged in disagreements or conflict with one or more of the beneficiaries.
  4. The executor is having difficulty locating the beneficiaries or heirs.
  5. The executor has not distributed all of the assets of the estate.
  6. The executor resides out of state.

Wondering how you will know when a probate administration should be completed? View our article, 6 Signs Your California Probate Administration Is Ready to Be Closed. If a probate estate is ready to be closed but the executor is not taking the steps necessary to make this happen, a beneficiary can seek the assistance of the San Diego probate court in order to complete the process.

For more information about seeking the assistance of the court in order to get an executor to close an estate, contact an experienced San Diego probate litigation attorney today. Call The Grossman Law Firm at (888) 443-6590 for a consultation.

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