Ventura County Probate Attorney
What Is Probate?
Probate is the process in which a court is appointed to distribute the assets of a recently deceased loved one, under the situation where the deceased did not have a living trust in place.
How Does Probate Work?
Probate begins when a petition to open the probate is filed with the court, which will appoint an administrator to oversee the complete process. The court will request specific documents throughout the process which must be submitted including a Final Counting of the Estate, a Petition for Final Distribution, and often, but not always a Bond.
What I Can Do For You
With my experience as a practicing Ventura County Probate Attorney, I can help you at every stage of the process. I can prepare the various documents and forms with the required information, within the required deadlines.
I can also help you plan your estate in such a way to avoid the Probate process ahead of time with careful planning of Wills, Trusts, Powers of attorney, and Advance health care directives, or living wills.