Probate Lawyer

What is Probate?

A CALIFORNIA PROBATE LAWYER WITH THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE

Probate is the process of distributing your estate to your spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, other relatives, and other persons or organizations you choose. What is the name of your estate? Do you own a house, car, furniture, appliances, jewelry, and a bank account? Your estate includes all you possess. Everything needs to go somewhere after you die. Hopefully, you've done some estate planning ahead of time, such as creating wills and trusts to determine who gets your belongings.

Depending on how you set up your estate plan, some, all, or none of your assets may be subject to probate before reaching your heirs. A will must go through probate so that a judge can determine whether it is genuine and valid. Before the heirs receive their shares, the executor of the estate must notify creditors so that they can file claims for payment. These claims must be paid or litigated if they are challenged. If the heirs believe the will is invalid or the result of improper influence on the testator, they can sue on their behalf (the legal term for the person making the will).

In the absence of a will, California's intestacy law applies. The assets will be allocated according to Section 6901 of the Probate Code, depending on who the heirs are.

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A CALIFORNIA PROBATE LAWYER WITH THE EXPERIENCE

The Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia provides complete support throughout the probate and estate administration process. We'll advise and support you in navigating the process and will be by your side to enable you to achieve a successful and efficient probate process in the following:

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Filing petition for probate in Probate Court

 

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Obtaining your appointment as an executor or Adminstrator

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Inventorying the assets and liabilities of the deceased

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Collecting income, dividends, etc.

 

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Liquidating property

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Settling disputes

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Paying the debts and the final bills of the estate

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Distributing assets to the beneficiaries or Heir's

 

Protect Your Family’s Need to Grieve

No one looks forward to passing, and no one enjoys the prospect of discussing death or anything related to it. I can provide you not only with peace of mind that your affairs are in order, but getting this type of help can also provide at least a measure of comfort for the people who are the reason you’re doing this in the first place – those who will survive you. 

In Probate Lawyer The last thing you want to do is add to their stress by forcing them to try to navigate the complicated waters of probate in California. As an estate planning specialist in Riverside, I will work with your family and friends when the time comes and keep them abreast of what needs to happen, when things need to happen and how things work.

Working with the Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia will remove obstacles that should be removed before the situation arises.

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At the Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia, we give solid and intelligent guidance that spans foreign and local concerns across a broad variety of business and estate planning disciplines by taking the time to genuinely listen as well as advise.