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Petition to Establish Heirship

Petition to Establish Heirship in Los Angeles

Secure Your Inheritance in Los Angeles

The death of a loved one can be an extremely difficult time. You may be grieving the loss of a parent, spouse, or other loved one while also dealing with the responsibilities of executor or personal representative duties. If you have not been named as the heir to an estate, you may be wondering how you can protect your interests. Our Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. can help you petition to establish heirship.

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Our team has more than 50 years of combined experience working with clients to help them secure their rightful inheritance. We can help you secure your rightful share of an estate, no matter how large or small. We also offer asset protection planning for individuals who need to protect their property from creditors, divorce, or other issues.

Call our office at (310) 853-1554 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with an inheritance lawyer near you.

Understanding Heirship in California

Heirship is the legal right to inherit property. This right is based on the law of intestacy, which dictates that a person's property will be distributed to their heirs if they do not leave a will specifying how they would like their property to be distributed. For example, if a person dies without a will, their property will be distributed to their spouse, children, and other relatives according to the laws of intestacy.

In some cases, a person may be entitled to part of an estate but not all of it. For example, if a person is named as an heir to a parent's estate, but the parent has three other children, the heir may be entitled to a portion of the estate but not all of it. In these cases, an heir may petition the court to establish heirship. This petition must be filed within a certain period of time after the person's death, usually between nine and 12 months.

Los Angeles Legal Support for Inheritance Claims

Our L.A. inheritance attorneys can help you petition to establish heirship in a number of situations. We offer free initial consultations and can help you determine the best course of action for your situation. We can also help you petition to establish heirship if you are an heir and want to contest the distribution of an estate.

We can help you with the following situations:

  • Intestate Estates in Los Angeles— If a person dies without a will, their property will be distributed to their heirs according to the laws of intestacy. If you have not been named as an heir, you can petition the court to establish heirship.
  • Recognition of Heirs in California— If a person dies without a will and their heirs are not properly recognized, you may be able to petition the court to establish heirship.
  • Ensuring Heirs in Wills are Recognized— If a person dies and leaves a will naming heirs who are not properly recognized, you may be able to petition the court to establish heirship.

Contact Our Inheritance Lawyers in Los Angeles Today

Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience working with clients to petition to establish heirship and secure their rightful inheritance. We offer free initial consultations and can help you determine the best course of action for your situation. We also offer asset protection planning for individuals who need to protect their property from creditors, divorce, or other issues.

Call our office at (310) 853-1554 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with an inheritance lawyer near you.

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