Probate is a legal process that ascertains the validity of wills or other documents so that your assets and debts are disposed of according to your wishes after you die. If you die without a will, your property will be disposed of according to state law, without concern for your wishes.
Joel F. Pipes & Associates can help you create an estate plan and draft a will that enables your assets to go to your family and loved ones according to your wishes. We also provide timely and cost-efficient probate administration services for estate executors living in California and elsewhere.
Call us to arrange for a free initial consultation about how we can address your probate administration needs.
Documenting your wishes in a will is an important first step. However, you will also need someone you trust to carry out your instructions. The legal term for such an individual is an executor. As your representative, your executor will oversee the probate administration process, pay any debts of the estate, distribute the remaining assets to your heirs, see that all retirement plan and life insurance benefits are received, and file the appropriate tax documents, court filings, and fees.
Being an executor is a great responsibility. Many problems can arise during the probate process that can delay the dispensation of the estate’s affairs and consume estate assets. Poor or negligent probate administration by an executor can even lead to probate litigation.
The lawyers at Joel F. Pipes & Associates have extensive experience in probate administration matters. We can oversee the probate process and assist the executor in all aspects of administration. Our experience can ensure that the probate process proceeds in a timely, orderly, and cost-effective manner.
Joel F. Pipes & Associates offers very reasonably-priced probate administration services. Unlike many other firms, does not require payment of attorneys fees at the beginning of the process.
Probate can be a confusing and time-consuming process that may take up to two years or more. If someone close to you has died within the State of California, Joel F. Pipes & Associates can oversee the process for you and ensure that you receive your fair share of the estate, according to the decedent's wishes. In almost every situation, you will not have to appear in court or travel to California. You can count on us to represent your interests forcefully and effectively. After all, we have been specializing in probate law for over 42 years.
More information about estate planning and probate can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning and Probate.
For a free initial consultation with a probate lawyer at Joel F. Pipes & Associates, contact us online. Located in Newport Beach, we serve clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and throughout California and across the nation.