California Probate: An Overview
Your Local Probate Lawyer for Burbank, Toluca Lake & Glendale
Probate is basically the court process of settling the estate of a person
who has passed away. A common duty of the court is determining the legal
validity of a
will. Once the will has been determined valid and legally binding, the execution
of the will can proceed. If the decedent did not leave a will, the court
will initiate proceedings to settle the decedent's estate through
Probate court also handles any disputes or fraudulent claims concerning
an estate that must be settled. Having the help of a Burbank real estate,
probate, wills and trusts attorney who is well versed in the aspects of
probate and the
Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA) is crucial for improving your chances at the best possible outcome in
your probate matters.
Why Choose Attorney Shelley Rios?
- She has served the Burbank area for over 15 years
- She provides personal care and attention to each client
- She is experienced in all ares of estate planning and probate law
- She offers a free probate case evaluation
What Should I Expect in Probate Court Proceedings?
Whether the probate court proceedings you are involved in surround contested
or uncontested estate matters, the process can be complicated and expensive.
There are fees and court costs to be taken into account as well as the
generally complicated nature of probate legal matters themselves.
The basic procedure includes a collection or recording of all property
such as real estate, vehicles, furniture, valuables, stocks, bonds, accounts,
etc. that had belonged to the decedent. The court then determines any
moneys owed in the form of loans, debts, taxes or other claims which are
accordingly paid off from the estate. The following step is to settle
any disputes or challenges to the will or trust as it has been presented.
Once all is settled, the remaining estate property is distributed among
the heirs and transferred as ordered by the court.