Dwight Edward Tompkins: Probate Attorney in Orange County, California
Los Angeles – Riverside – San Bernardino – Orange County - California
When a resident of California passes away and their estate (not including assets held in a Living Trust and other mechanisms that avoid Probate) is over $150,000; then a Probate case must be opened in the Superior Court in the county where they resided. Probate Administration is required whether the decedent had a Will or not. Let an Orange County probate attorney handle your case.
Representation of the Personal Representative
The Judge of the Probate Court appoints a personal representative of the probate estate. The typical Will names a personal representative called an “Executor”. If the decedent passed away without a Will, the personal representative is referred to as the “Administrator”.
It is critical to retain an Orange County probate lawyer who is knowledgeable in Probate Administration.
I represent Executors and Administrators throughout California in Probate Administration proceedings; ensuring that the Probate Administration proceeds in a timely, orderly, and cost-effective manner.
The Length and Complexities of Probate Administration
Probate Administration cases usually take a period of several months, and sometimes over a year and longer, depending on the County in California where the decedent resided (and where the Probate Case must be filed), and the complexities of the case itself.
The following are typical steps taken in a Probate Administration:
· Filing of a petition with the proper probate court
· Notice to the heirs under the Will, or to the statutory heirs if no Will exists.
· Petition to appoint the Executor or Administrator (Personal Representative)
· Inventory and appraisal of the probate estate assets
· Payment of the estate debt to the rightful creditors
· Prepare accountings
· Final distribution to the heirs
Protect Your Rights and Assets
The early stages of probate administration are critical.
Call our office today to get in touch with a probate attorney in Orange County directly at 1-714-385-0044 to schedule a consultation or email me.
Dwight Edward Tompkins, Probate Lawyer
Serving: Signal Hill, South Bay, South Gate, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Wesminster, Whittier, Yorba Linda, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County.