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Avoiding Probate

Avoiding Probate in California

Respected Probate Attorney in Irvine, CA

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most emotionally draining processes that an individual will ever have to go through. Managing the property of a deceased loved one can be equally as difficult. To help your family avoid spending the time, money, and energy associated with the probate process, it is essential to contact the legal team at Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C.

Save your loved ones from costly and complex probate proceedings!
Call the firm today to schedule your free case evaluation .

Attorney Rasla has been overseeing probate and estate planning for years, and he has an in-depth understanding of the steps that must be taken in order to avoid probate.

Some qualities that separate Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. from other firms include:

  • Representation that is always customized to fit every client's unique needs and objectives
  • The team constantly keeps clients informed & promptly addresses all their concerns
  • Every case receives the amount of time, focus, and devotion you desire
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Clients are continuously provided with the highest standard of counsel

Options to Avoid Probate

Avoiding probate is entirely possible with proper planning and adequate time. By working with a lawyer and making the right preparations, you can save on estate administration costs and spare your loved ones from frustrating legal proceedings.

The firm can guide you through your available options to avoid probate, such as:

  • Living trusts: In California, a living trust can avoid probate for virtually any asset you own—including real estate, bank accounts, and even vehicles. You can name the individual you wish to take over as trustee after your death and transfer your assets to the proper beneficiaries without having to go through probate court proceedings.
  • Joint tenancy & "right of survivorship": Another way to probate can be avoided is by owning property with another party. If the deceased person owned assets in joint tenancy with someone else, or as survivorship community property with his or her spouse, probate will not be necessary. While probate is not needed to transfer the property, it will take the completion of some paperwork to show that title to the property is held by the surviving owner.
  • Accounts with designated beneficiaries: Accounts or assets where you have specified a beneficiary can also be utilized to circumvent probate court. Payable-on-death and transfer-on-death designations are examples of procedures that streamline the transfer of assets.

Save Your Family the Hassle of Probate — Call Today!

While planning for a future that does not involve you in it may be an overwhelming process, it can also be a necessary one. It may put your mind at ease in knowing that in the event that something unexpected was to occur, your loved ones would not have to go through probate.

Do not wait to get started— give the firm a call today to speak with a staff member of the Irvine legal team.

The team at Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. truly cares about the well-being of you and your loved ones, and will take the time to get to know every detail of your situation.