PROBATE – ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Probate is a proceeding in which the courts oversee the transfer of assets in an estate to its beneficiaries. With a few exceptions, assets outside of a trust, even if in a will, must go through probate before distribution to a decedent’s heirs.
If the decedent left a will, the assets are distributed according to its terms. If the decedent has not left any documents dictating the distribution of his or her estate, assets will be distributed according to the state’s intestate laws.
The probate process can be costly, frustrating and confusing. Coupled with the emotional toll of losing your loved one, the probate process is that much more difficult. Through our experience, knowledge and compassion, we will make the probate process as understandable and stress-free as possible. Remember, if court filings and paperwork are not accurately completed, the probate process will move significantly slower. In addition because obligations and fiduciary duties come with administering an estate, it is wise to allow experienced attorneys to handle court filings and complex legal matters, in order to carry out the process as efficiently and economically possible.
If you are the executor of a will or have been nominated by the decedent’s heirs to administer his or her estate, call us today so that we can assist you through the probate process.
At the Law Offices of Vanessa M. Terzian, we also represent clients in probate litigation cases involving the following:
- Will contests
- Trust litigation
- Claims against fiduciaries
- Resolving competency disputes
- Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes
- Asset ownership disputes
- Business and partnership issues
- The resolution of issues concerning the debtors and/or creditors of an estate in probate court
- Appeals of judgments and orders in probate court
While our main goal is to help you resolve your probate dispute on favorable terms as quickly and thoroughly as possible, our extensive litigation experience means that your case will benefit from the close attention of attorneys who practice in probate court frequently.
To get started with your Probate needs, contact us today at: 818-864-6174 or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule an initial consultation with The Law Offices of Vanessa M. Terzian. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 – Glendale, CA 91206 – Encino, CA 91406 – Pasadena, CA.