Probate often leaves people feeling that the legal system has no regard for the people involved. The delays can seem unending.
We want you to be able to focus on what’s important–without the burden of convoluted procedures and navigating the court system.
The attorneys at Brennan & David can help guide you through the process, explain your next steps clearly, and streamline important tasks.
When you lose a loved one in California, unless their assets were primarily jointly owned, or their estate is worth less than $150,000, you will have to make an application to the probate court to start the probate process.
If there was a will in place, the court will validate the will, and allow the named executor to start gathering, and valuing assets, and determining what outstanding debts were owed by the decedent. If there is no will, the court will appoint an administrator of the estate.
Probate is not an easy or straightforward process, but the probate lawyers at Brennan & David Law Group can provide guidance and simplify your next steps.
With few exceptions, California probate is handled through Independent Administration of Estates Act, which means the executor, or administrator of the estate is not required to ask the court’s permission to perform their duties.
Because there are certain notifications to be made to debtors, heirs, and tax filings to be completed, it is often helpful to work with an attorney who understands California probate. San Diego, CA families who have lost a loved one recently, and need help with probate, should contact the Carlsbad or San Diego office of Brennan & David Law Group for assistance.