Isleton, CA Probate Lawyers
Have you recently lost a loved one and are listed as the executor of their estate? We want to first extend our condolences. We understand how devastating it can be to lose someone you love, and trying to navigate the legal implications of that loss simultaneously can be challenging. Complicated paperwork and legal processes are likely the last thing on your mind. If you are overwhelmed by the lack of order with your family members’ affairs, our Isleton probate lawyers can help you navigate the California probate process while also offering you emotional support and guidance. Call Equal Justice Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and discover your options.
What Is Probate?
Many people are unfamiliar with what the probate process is until they find themselves dealing with a death in their family. Probate is a California court process that involves validating and administering a decedent’s will. Once probate is complete the decedent’s assets can be distributed to their beneficiaries. However, this process can be rather time-consuming, expensive, and stressful to go through, which is why you need to work with an experienced Isleton probate lawyer who can guide you through the important steps involved in the process. You deserve to have time to grieve your loved one, but these steps of the probate process must be completed in a timely fashion and without mistakes.
There are some assets that will not have to undergo probate, like life insurance policies and retirement accounts which typically already have named beneficiaries. Assets that were owned jointly also do not have to go through probate, and neither will estates with a value of $184,000 or less. However, usually real estate will have to pass through probate, as well as bank accounts that were not owned jointly, and other valuable possessions like vehicles.
How Our Isleton Probate Lawyers Can Help
If you’ve been named as an executor of your loved one’s estate, there are many important tasks that you’ll be responsible for carrying out. Attempting to do so, while managing your emotions and mourning your family member can make it difficult to complete these tasks. Our Isleton probate lawyers can provide you with peace of mind by assisting you with the following things:
- Filing a probate petition and the deceased person’s will within the county they formerly resided
- Paying filing fees and other legal costs
- Notifying the heirs and beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate
- Handling disputes and other conflicts that arise over the will’s validity (if any)
- Taking inventory of assets and appraising them
- Notifying the public and creditors of the deceased
- Paying creditor claims, filing final tax returns, and paying any outstanding taxes
- Gathering financial documents and other paperwork for the court to review (final accounting)
- Closing the estate and distributing the remaining assets to the heirs and beneficiaries
Call Equal Justice Law Group Today
Dealing with the legal implications of probate when you should be remembering your loved one and moving forward with your life can be incredibly paralyzing. Unfortunately, probate is time-sensitive due to the liability of an executor’s role, and the need to disperse assets to the appropriate heirs. At Equal Justice Law Group we are passionate about making tough times like this a bit easier.
Our Isleton probate lawyers have years of experience handling the intricacies that are tacked onto Cafornia’s probate process. We can help save you time, money, and stress during this difficult transition. We will explain your responsibilities and options without the confusion of legal jargon, and we’ll walk by your side throughout the entire probate process, start to finish. Call Equal Justice Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.
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