California law does not require you to have an attorney to probate an estate, but the process is complicated. Furthermore, California probate requires close work with probate court, and even a very minor mistake can dramatically impact those set to inherit from the decedent’s estate. Consequently, using a knowledgeable California probate lawyer will not just help you meet all your deadlines and get all the necessary paperwork out, it will help protect you against liability.
Services a San Diego probate attorney will provide:
- Initiating proceedings with California probate court
- Determining any actions necessary with the assets of the estate
- Referring you to other professionals necessary to complete probate
- Drafting and filing necessary pleadings
- Appearing at probate-related hearings on your behalf
- Drafting the inventory and appraisal of estate and filing it with court
- Advising you on best procedure if you need to sell real estate
- Sending notification directly to known creditors
- Reviewing incoming creditor’s claims with you for any necessary actions
- Keeping heirs and beneficiaries notified on estate status
- Advising you on what checks you need to issue
- Drafting deeds needed to convey real estate
- Following through on paperwork and receipts for you once estate has been distributed
In conclusion, if you’ve recently lost a loved one and now find that their estate needs to go through the probate process, you may want the help of a probate lawyer in San Diego with The Grossman Law Firm. Moreover, we offer probate, will contests, trust administration, and estate planning services to Riverside County and outlying areas. Get a free, 30-minute consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (951) 683-3704 or (888)443-6590, or fill out our quick contact form.
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