Probate Process

About the California Probate Process

What happens when my loved one passes away?

Probate proceedings involve many facets and all are important to resolving your loved one's estate successfully. When a person passes away, an attorney works through the probate process in an effort to allocate the individual's wealth and property as they specified in their will.

A Los Angeles probate attorney will make plans to distribute the deceased's property, belongings, assets, and other items to the appropriate parties. This involves gathering all belongs in order to distribute them over time. Since California upholds precise laws regarding how probate is accomplished, it is important to work with a firm you can trust.

Contact David A. Shapiro today to get legal counsel.

Understanding the Key Aspects of Probate

The probate process is generally handled in court and can be intimidating when you are without skilled legal representation. Your attorney can act as your advocate, handling the more confusing steps of the process for you.

Probate is essentially comprised of three different aspects:

  • Determining the validity of the will
  • Wrapping up financial obligations of the deceased person
  • Transferring the person's belongs to the beneficiaries or heirs

When there is a will involved, probate cases usually involve an executor who will manage the deceased person's estate as they requested. If there is no will, then an administrator handles the estate. All of your loved one's financial responsibilities, such as taxes and bills, must be taken care of before the estate can be administered.

Call a Trusted Los Angeles Probate Attorney

At The Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, we understand the magnitude of the situation that you are facing. The grief of your loved one passing away coupled with the responsibilities of probate can be difficult to handle but our firm is here to help.

We have successfully assisted countless clients over the years and are confident that we can do the same for you. Whether you're just beginning the probate process or are in the middle of everything, give us a call. We offer compassionate legal services unlike any other firm!


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