Heritage Law, LLP offers dependable and cost-effective counsel for executors, administrators, guardians, and conservators. We represent both local clients and clients from other states with California probate responsibilities.
When California residents fail to implement proper estate planning and die either with no planning or with just a Will, their assets must pass through the probate process. Probate, in California, is a court procedure established for the orderly administration of a decedent’s estate. Probate can be time consuming, expensive, and fraught with pitfalls. If a California resident passes away will no estate plan in place at all, the probate court will determine how to distribute the estate assets in accordance with the laws of California regarding intestacy.
The named executor, when there is a Will, or the personal administrator when there is no Will, has many responsibilities during this process, which can be longer and more complicated than most would imagine. Additionally, family members may step forward to contest the Will in front of the probate court if they believe they were wrongfully disinherited or had other issues with the Will.
Heritage Law, LLP provides the knowledge and experience to make the probate process, including conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, as efficient as possible for family members, potential heirs, and executors of wills.