Probate

PRobate Explained

WHAT IS PROBATE?

Probate is the process the court uses to supervise the transfer of assets from a person who has died to the new lawful owners. But first, the court must ensure that all of the decedent’s debts and taxes are paid.

Probate can be relatively fast and inexpensive in a few cases, where the decedent’s assets are under $100,000, there is no real property in the estate, and there is no claim by Medi-Cal, and where a surviving spouse inherits all assets and there are no child beneficiaries. These uncomplicated probates with few debts, adult beneficiaries and no fighting can conclude in as little as 6 months, depending upon the court calendar.

But in most other cases, probate is a lengthy process and involves attorney and filing fees. On average, probates take 16 months.

How We Can Help

Probate Services

Guidance
We can guide executors and administrators through the probate process.
Estate Administration
We can help in probating Wills and administering the decedent’s estate.
Avoid Probate
Let’s avoid the probate process by creating a proper estate plan from the start.
Meet The Team

Our Team

Our expert team of caring professionals will help you build your plan right the first time; giving you the peace of mind to be able to focus on what matters most – spending time with your family.

We firmly believe in treating all clients like they are our own family. As a result, not only have we put together a compassionate and highly-skilled team of people, but together we have served all generations of families, from the grandparents down to the grandchildren. 

Our team loves what we do, and truly are humbled by the trust our clients have placed in us over the years.