Navigating The Probate Process In California
The death of a loved one brings a number of legal and financial responsibilities that must be handled with care. The process of settling the affairs of a deceased person is known as probate.
Probate entails a number of complex steps, including:
- Valuation of estate assets
- Accounting of estate debts
- Payment of taxes
- Payment to creditors
- Distribution of estate assets in accordance with a will
While probate is a complex, time-consuming process, you do not have to face it alone. With more than 25 years of experience, the Law Office of Marc L. Edwards is prepared to guide you through all aspects of probate and estate administration, handling all necessary paperwork and court filings.
We also help represent or defend against will contests and trust contests. We want to help you resolve probate as smoothly as possible.
Representing Out-Of-State Parties
We are prepared to represent anyone with an interest in an estate in California. Our clients include people who live in California, as well as those who live in other states or countries but are involved in legal matters in California. We can answer all of your questions regarding probate.
Helping Executors Fulfill Their Obligations
Estate executors bear a number of legal obligations that must be handled with care. If you are an executor, a misstep or oversight in the probate process could leave you vulnerable to personal liability and even claims of fraud or breach of fiduciary duty.
Attorney Marc L. Edwards has extensive experience representing executors and helping them perform their duties. He can guide you through all aspects of the probate process. Choose an attorney who will meet all filing deadlines and requirements and help you fulfill your key obligation of executing the will.
Protecting Your Rights In Probate Litigation
Probate can draw many people with competing interests into the same legal proceeding, an atmosphere that is ripe for conflict. We provide our clients with practical advice to help them avoid disputes within the family whenever possible. We understand, however, that the other parties are not always willing to be reasonable. We are always prepared for strong litigation when necessary.
You Don’t Have To Face This Alone
We are here to serve as your guide and advocate through the probate process. To learn more about how we can achieve your legal goals, call our law offices at 818-344-8200 or contact us online.