Probate is a court supervised proceeding of managing a person’s estate, or all of their remaining assets, at the time the person passes away. One’s estate may go be required to go through probate depending on whether a proper estate plan was set up, the title in which property is held, and the value of the remaining estate. Because the probate process can be costly and potentially take years to administer, estate plans often involve the preparation of a trust with the goal of avoiding probate.
In the event one passes away and it is determined one’s estate must go through probate, the probate process in simplest terms involves:
In reality, probate can be a complex legal process which may be difficult to navigate and may also be contentious. At the Law Office of Christine Padilla, we are available to provide legal guidance to Executors and Administrators during the probate process. If you or someone you know has questions about the probate process or are in need of a California probate attorney, we welcome you to contact us at the Law Office of Christine Padilla.
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