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Probate

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Probate

Sacramento Probate Attorney

When you die with or without a Will in California, depending on the value of your assets, your estate will need to be probated. There are ways to avoid probate such as having a trust, but for the property titled in your name, a probate is required. If you do not have a will, the court will determine how your assets are divided. If you have a will, you can nominate an executor who will be responsible for distributing your assets according to your intentions. If you have been nominated as an executor in someone’s will and they have passed away, you will likely need legal help getting the estate in order and ready for distribution. Our Sacramento probate attorney can help you through the probate process.

 The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea represents executors and personal representatives in probate matters. As executor of an estate, you will be compensated unless you waive compensation. The probate lawyer that represents you will also be compensated by the estate. The fee that the probate attorney can charge is set by statute. Our Sacramento probate attorney has experience with the entire probate process from filing to distributing estate assets. Contact our office for a free consultation.

What is Probate?

Probate is the process of marshaling the assets of someone that died, paying their debts, and distributing their assets according to their will or the California laws of intestate succession. Probate may or may not be necessary. It depends on the assets the deceased had titled in their name. A person who had a trust and funded it with all of their assets can generally avoid having their estate probated.

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

You are not required to retain counsel for probating an estate in California. If you do hire a probate lawyer, the fees will be due upon the distribution of the estate and will be paid from the assets of the estate. You have many legal duties as an executor or personal representative of a probate estate. Hiring a lawyer for probate representation will ensure that your legal position is executed according to California Probate Law.

How Long Does Probate Take?

The length of the Sacramento probate process differs depending, largely, on the assets of the estate being probated. There are a few probate processes, one of which, may apply to the will or intestate estate you are probating. It is not possible to tell you how long your particular probate will take. Like many areas of law, it depends on your particular circumstances.

Our Probate Estate Attorney Handles:
  • Probate Estates
  • Filing for Probate in California
  • Representation for Executors
  • Representation for Personal Representatives
  • Letters of Testamentary
  • Probate Accounting
  • Distribution of Assets in Probate
  • Other Probate Issues
Contact Our Sacramento Probate Attorney

If you have been named the executor of a will of someone that has passed away, you likely need legal assistance in completing the legal process. Our probate lawyer provides free consultations to evaluate your particular circumstances and will advise you on the best way to proceed. When you are represented by our Sacramento probate attorney, you get a lawyer that is there for you throughout the whole process. Call the Law Office of Justin McCrea at 916-601-9441 or contact us online.