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Respectful & Knowledgeable Representation During the Probate Process

Probate is the formal, court-supervised process of administering a deceased person’s estate. A probate proceeding is necessary when there are assets in a deceased person’s name (rather than a trust) which do not have designated beneficiaries, joint owners or other transfer-on-death designation. In this situation, a named Executor in a Will, or an appointed Administrator of an estate without a Will, must petition a court for authority over the deceased’s assets. This process of establishing authority over assets, determining who will receive such assets (after debts and costs are paid), and making the appropriate distributions is called Probate.

When a family member or loved one passes away and you have found yourself named as the executor of the will or the administrator of an estate without a will, you are immediately faced with significant responsibilities. Fulfilling your legal obligations can put a strain on you and your family while you are already dealing with a death. At Tisser & Standing LLP, we can provide you with comprehensive guidance through the entirety of the probate process.

Give us a call at (818) 528-5553 to discuss your probate administration concerns with a knowledgeable Encino estate planning attorney.

Responsibilities of the Probate Representative

The personal representative has many different responsibilities during the probate process, which is important to consider if you have been named the executor. This includes making an inventory of all the assets, notifying any creditors, filing all of the necessary paperwork, as well as other responsibilities. If the will is challenged during the probate process, you will be responsible for defending the will. The process can seem complex and overwhelming, especially if you have never handled probate administration before.

If you would like to speak with a skilled Encino probate lawyer at Tisser & Standing LLP, contact our firm now.

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