What You Need To Know About Probate
Many people create estate plans to avoid the probate process in California. Unfortunately, not every family has such a plan in place. If you have lost a loved one and need to go through probate to distribute the assets, there are some things you can do to ensure the process goes smoothly.
The first thing you should do is reach out to Anastasi & Nielsen to learn more about your options. Our attorneys can explain the process to you and help you determine what you must do to ensure that things are completed as promptly as possible.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the process by which the Superior Court oversees the administration of the person's estate. The process involves admitting a will to probate and administering the estate which includes:
Preparing an inventory of assets
Payment of bills and taxes
Distributing the estate to the beneficiaries of the will