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.