Wills are indispensable tools in determining how to distribute assets following a person’s passing. However, not everyone gets the chance to create an estate plan. Unfortunately, millions of individuals leave their loved ones without a detailed list of assets and beneficiaries. In these cases, the estate enters probate administration, and state law ultimately decides who receives the deceased’s belongings. This is where having a designated estate administration attorney, like Sandoval Legacy Group, can be essential when fighting for your rightful inheritance.
What Are the Steps of Probate Administration?
Since there is no will present to identify beneficiaries and assets, the first stage of administration involves identifying these possessions and involved parties. To do this, the state appoints an administrator who will be responsible for listing all property that’s subject to probate and determining who inherits each section of the estate. There are several additional responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of an administrator as well, including the following:
- Informing heirs of inheritance
- Appraising the value of existing assets
- Paying off the deceased party’s debts
- Setting aside allowance for state taxes
- Overall closing action of the estate
Through it all, Sandoval Legacy Group’s team of leading probate administration lawyers can help you complete each step. With our legal knowledge and experience, we will walk you through each of these responsibilities. This way, you can account for every detail as you work on closing out your loved one’s estate.
What To Know About Probate Litigation
In a perfect world, the passing of a loved one would bring a family together and mitigate the potential for dispute. However, when property gets involved, dynamics can quickly get tense. Professional probate administration attorneys can help you take steps to avoid conflict and navigate the logistics of settling disagreements. We can help you find common ground so that everyone receives what they need from their inheritance.
At Sandoval Legacy Group, we work to save you money and time by giving you access to a lawyer you can trust for all stages of the probate administration process. We tailor our approach to each client, ensuring that you get the exact assistance you need when you need it most. Whether it’s filing the necessary paperwork or organizing assets for the proper assessment or distribution, we’re a partner that will make these steps easier for you.
Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 502-2881 today to learn more about how our estate administration attorneys can assist you. We have offices throughout Southern California, and we go the extra mile to ensure our hours always accommodate your busy schedule.
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With office locations throughout Southern California, Sandoval Legacy Group, a division of Holstrom, Block & Parke, offers comprehensive and personalized estate planning, special needs planning, trust administration, probate, and conservatorships expert services in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Los Angeles County.