The probate process is a Court supervised proceeding that establishes the validity of a will, or if there is no will, establishes a decedent’s estate. The Court provides legal oversight to ensure accuracy in accounting for the decedent’s assets, fairness in the treatment of heirs, and protection for the rights of the decedent’s creditors. When there is no will, assets are distributed according to a statutory scheme outlined in The Probate Code. Without competent legal counsel, the process can take years.
“My father has died without a will. What immediate actions do I need to take? What assets have to go through probate?”
The passing of a family member is always an emotionally and mentally draining experience. At such a difficult time, you don’t want to have to worry about petitioning the court, accounting for your loved one’s assets, and filing tax returns. Let us help you with these procedurally challenging tasks while you recover from your loss. ZabnerLaw provides complete and competent probate administration so your family member’s estate can be closed efficiently without the frustrating delays that may make your time of loss even more difficult.
Our services include the appointment of an executor or administrator, filing a petition with the court, notification of heirs, filing tax returns, and more.