Facilitating Estate Administration And Probate
For estate representatives, it can be challenging to fulfill legal obligations while coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. If you are settling your loved one’s estate, a compassionate probate attorney can help you lessen your legal burden and focus on grieving. This partnership can be critical during a trying time.
Throughout Camarillo and the surrounding areas, the attorneys at Edsall Law are known for their legal insight, effectiveness and empathy. Their knowledge of California’s estate administration and probate laws can help you limit the time and expenses spent settling your loved one’s affairs. You can depend on our father-and-daughter team to treat you like family when we handle your legal matters.
Probating An Estate In California
Although all estates need to pass through probate in California, there are steps that you can take to simplify this process. For example, if your loved one signed a beneficiary deed or created a trust, the property or asset in the trust may not need to pass through probate. You may not need to follow the formal probate process if the value of your loved one’s estate qualifies for California’s simple transfer process.
If you do need to follow the formal probate process, we can help you determine which assets or property need to be probated and help you initiate this process.
We are able to handle a variety of probate-related matters, including:
- Identifying and assessing estate assets and obligations
- Locating and notifying beneficiaries and creditors
- Identifying necessary documents, such as a death certificate, and sending them to the appropriate parties or agencies
- Closing up accounts and paying off debts associated with the estate
- Distributing the remaining assets and property to beneficiaries
- Filing appropriate documents with the probate court
- Mediating probate disputes
When you retain us, you can be certain that you receive the most current counsel on your probate or administration case. Our shareholder partner, Katherine Edsall Wells, is one of a select group of attorneys who is board-certified by the state of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. Our founding attorney, David Edsall, has been practicing probate and estate administration law for over three decades.
Our team has the expansive legal resources you require to handle simple and complex probate matters.