Los Angeles Probate Administration Lawyer

Professional Legal Counsel in Los Angeles, CA

If you have lost a loved one and are named the executor of the will, or are a trustee for a large trust, it is important that you engage the services of a highly qualified Los Angeles probate lawyer to get these matters resolved.

Probate is the process in which a will is validated, and assets are transferred to beneficiaries. In some cases, there is no way to avoid probate. For instance, the administrator may be required to navigate the complex process if the high-value estate has any of the following properties:

  • Many properties
  • Multiple bank accounts
  • Stock accounts
  • Other valuable assets

When the person who passed away had a will in place, the assets of the estate will be distributed as directed in the will. If there was no will, the state makes the decisions based upon current intestate law. The legal process of probate can be costly and time-consuming.

What can I expect from the probate administration process?

The speed with which probate is completed is based at least in part, on the speed with which your attorney files the necessary documents. The administration of an estate after death has several issues that must be resolved.

These include:

  • Gathering together all the final bills of the person and paying them
  • Getting the final tax return filed and estate taxes paid
  • Distributing the remainder of the estate to the named beneficiaries

Speak with a knowledgeable attorney for guidance with the administration of your loved one's estate.

Why Hire the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C.?

We serve as probate counsel to assist the executor of an estate to file all of the required paperwork and to protect the interests of the named heirs of the estate. There are various strategies that could be valuable in probate administration, including filing a spousal property petition, or other legal actions that could reduce the costs of probate, and allow the spouse or other heir faster access to the assets of the estate.

Matters Our Team Can Help Resolve

If there is any challenge to the will, or it is believed that some of the estate was gifted to a person such as a caregiver or other person, and the family believes that undue influence was involved, these matters must be resolved with the help of a Los Angeles probate administration lawyer. Our firm represents families in a range of legal matters surrounding:

  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Probate

Our years of experience have proven to be of great benefit to those we represent.

Contact our Los Angeles estate administration attorney for information about probate administration.

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