What should I do next?
Your first step should be to read the Probate Checklist carefully. This checklist provides an overview of what information you will need to start the probate process. Not everything on this list applies to all cases. For instance, most cases have some types of assets but not other types. If you fill out this information before talking with an attorney, your meeting will be much more efficient, and your process will be much smoother.
Next, you should consult with an experienced and reliable California probate attorney to complete probate and ensure that you are doing everything correctly the first time. We often hear from new clients that they tried to hire someone to help them who was not knowledgeable or experienced in California probate laws. We hear how it cost them both time and money and caused unnecessary heartaches. If you speak to attorney for probate who is not discussing the information on your probate checklist, you should consider contacting a more experienced law firm.
The Grossman Law Firm has over 25 years of successful law experience in the California Probate Courts. Call our office to schedule a free phone consultation at (888) 443-6590.