In view of the current COVID-19 epidemic affecting our county and the “Shelter-in-Place-at-Home” orders issued by Santa Clara County and the State of California, we urge all clients to stay at home whenever possible and to maintain social distancing when out of the home. Protecting our clients and their legacies remains our most important focus. We will continue to provide services to clients and to new clients, while we practice social distancing and maintain safety measures in compliance with these governmental orders. If you are concerned about your estate plan or other legal issue, we encourage you to contact us by phone or email to discuss your situation. Videoconferencing may also be an option for meetings where in-person meetings are not permitted. Please stay safe and stay healthy.
 

Providing Peace Of Mind, Preserving Your Legacy

Providing Peace Of Mind, Preserving Your Legacy

Taking Control Of A Probate Proceeding

Your loved one has passed away and you need answers quickly to move forward. Soon after the death, the estate’s personal representative will need to take steps to begin settling his or her final affairs. This can be emotionally draining and take up valuable time if it is not done properly. With the Law Office of Thomas E. Rossmeissl by your side, you can ensure that all necessary documents are filed and steps are taken in a timely manner. Not only can the assistance of an attorney help you meet deadlines, but it can save you time and money.

What Can I Expect In A Probate Proceeding?

If you are the executor, you must know some important things before moving forward with the process. California probate courts can be intimidating. Understanding the process and setting realistic expectations can help reduce any anxieties you may have and clear up uncertainties.

The California probate process for an executor includes:

  • Filing a petition for probate with the court
  • Notifying beneficiaries
  • Proving the validity of the will when someone challenges the will’s validity
  • Collecting assets
  • Addressing the claims of creditors and paying legitimate debts and obligations
  • Filing the decedent’s final tax returns
  • Distributing assets

No matter the value of the estate, a lawyer like Mr. Rossmeissl can help guide you through the estate administration process.

Receive Personal Attention With A Los Gatos Lawyer

You need time to grieve and asking for help can give you the opportunity to do just that. To discuss your case one on one, call 408-883-3197 or request an appointment through the online contact form.