Estate Administration Lawyer in Glendora & Irvine
Trusted Help for Settling Financial & Estate Concerns
When a family loses a loved one, there is a period of shock and sadness. Even before the loss sinks in there can be in-fighting and concerns about who will handle the estate. It is sad that death can tear a family apart, but at the Law Office of Charles J. Morris, Jr. we have seen it happen many times.
Even if everyone in the family agrees on how to divide the estate, you must file relevant paperwork with the court. Handling an estate wisely is much easier if there is a will or a trust, but even if there is not we can help you get the financial and personal property issues handled.
Matters that affect how the court handles estates include:
- The size of the estate
- What the estate consists of, in terms of finances, investments, and property
- The marital status of the deceased
- Whether there are surviving children
- The existence and terms of a will
Handling your loved one’s estate is not something you have to do alone. To get help from our experienced Glendora estate administration attorney at the Law Office of Charles J. Morris, Jr., contact us at (626) 587-2677 today.
What to Expect During Estate Administration
Estate administration in California takes some time and requires a lot of paperwork, but you do not have to go through it by yourself. Having a professional on your side can help you avoid costly mistakes and work through the administration process with few conflicts.
If there is a will, the executor needs to petition the court to allow the will. Interested parties will receive a copy of the trust or will. The administrator will manage the assets according to the will, or, if there is no will, by state law. Keeping an accurate account of all assets and costs is vital. The executor will pay any debts, and then the beneficiaries will receive distributions.
Having a professional Glendora estate administration lawyer to help you through this process is essential to avoid mistakes that can damage the value of the estate. Schedule a consultation, contact us at (626) 587-2677 today.