Why Hire a Los Angeles Probate Attorney?

Making the decision to hire an attorney after the loss of a loved one may be difficult, but it may also be extremely beneficial, enabling you to go through probate as smoothly and swiftly as possible. Probate is a potentially complex process that is legal in nature. It also involves finances and may be emotionally involved, making it that much more difficult to deal with. There is also the possibility that a dispute may arise regarding the validity of the will, administration of the estate or other matter, meaning litigation may be the only course of action to seek a positive result.

At the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., we represent clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area in all types of probate administration, probate litigation and probate dispute matters. We are highly experienced in addressing these cases from the very beginning to potentially aid a client in avoiding probate if this is unnecessary. If probate is inevitable, we are prepared to provide knowledgeable counsel and hard-hitting representation as necessary to uphold the decedent's wishes and protect our client's rights.

Why hire attorney David A. Shapiro?

Attorney Shapiro has dedicated his legal career to probate and estate litigation. With the goal of providing the highest quality legal representation to his clients, he has worked diligently to become well-informed on California's probate laws and is actively involved in professional estate planning organizations. Just a few reasons why the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro should be your first call:

  • We offer free case evaluations.
  • Attorney Shapiro is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust & probate law by the California State Bar.
  • David A. Shapiro is a serving member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council.
  • Attorney Shapiro serves on several committees of the America Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Section.
  • He is a member of the Litigation Subcommittee of the Trust and Estate Section of the California Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Santa Monica Bar Association.

When an individual is appointed by the court to serve as an executor or administrator of a California estate, he or she has a large responsibility on their shoulders to adhere to the highest standard of fiduciary duty. The executor or administrator must act honorably and always in the best interests of the beneficiaries free of any conflict of interest or self-dealing.

When an executor or administrator mismanages an estate or squanders estate assets, he or she can be removed from their post and held liable for any damage done to the estate. Since probate proceedings are complex, it's essential to be represented by a seasoned Los Angeles probate lawyer such as David A. Shapiro. Attorney Shapiro represents executors, administrators and trustees in probate proceedings; he can explain everything in simple language and ensure that you carry out your duties seamlessly.

Contact the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C.

No matter the size of the estate or the particular issues involved, you will benefit from having a legal professional who understands the ins and outs of these matters to protect your interests. Schedule a confidential review of your case with a lawyer at our firm and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and your concerns addressed by someone who will be honest and treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve.

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