Probate is the process by which one’s financial affairs are wrapped up after death. California strives to make the probate process more streamlined than it is in other states. While the process may seem straightforward, however, issues can still be complicated and if matters are not handled properly, then the heirs may see a delay in the case’s handling. Proper handling of the case also helps to prevent something the deceased never would have wanted – fighting amongst heirs. Our San Bernardino probate lawyer assists with the process and works to move the case along as quickly as possible. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
San Bernardino probate attorney assisting people in Rancho Cucamonga and throughout the Inland Empire
California requires an estate to go through probate if it has assets of at least $150,000 or if real property (meaning real estate) is involved. The case will be assigned to the Probate Court and presided over by a Probate Judge. The process will involve all of the deceased’s assets being collected and accounted for, all debts being accounted for and paid to the extent possible. After all debts have been paid then any remaining assets will be distributed in accordance with the deceased’s will or according to state law. Probate can take multiple forms and create many issues.
- Probate with a will
- Probate without a will
- Determining the heirs of an estate
- Probate disputes regarding account distribution
- Small estates (those under $150,000)
- Court supervised trust administration
We understand that this is a stressful time and you have just suffered a tragedy. Our San Bernardino probate attorney will work quickly to file the Petition for Probate. This is the first step in beginning the process and having an executor or administrator appointed. We will work to identify records, financial information, and other matters that must be submitted to the Court. Our office gives notice to all interested parties in a timely manner so that the case may be expedited as much as possible. Candice Garcia-Rodrigo holds a Master’s Degree in management as well as her law degree and she will put this background to work in moving your case along.
Call today to speak with a lawyer. We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.
San Bernardino County probate lawyer staying in regular communication with her clients
Our office understands that this is a stressful time for your family. You do not need to have the stress compounded by dealing with an attorney who does not provide information or stay in contact. Our lawyer copies clients on correspondence, provides them with copies of court documents, and returns all phone calls within one business day (if not the same day). We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service and make each and every case a priority. Call today.
All cases must be properly reviewed prior to determining applicable law and likely conclusion.