The Probate Process in California
Irvine Probate Lawyer – Counsel You Can Trust
Have you been appointed as the executor of your deceased loved one's
estate? If so, it is likely that you have questions and concerns regarding
the probate process. Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. is a law firm devoted to helping
individuals and families as they work through their
probate proceedings. For years, the
Irvine probate attorney has been providing high-quality representation and implementing effective
legal strategies to help clients get through probate efficiently and effectively.
Going through probate? Get started on your case by
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Duties of the Executor
If a will has been left behind, the person named as the executor will need
to come forward to begin executing the probate process. If there is no
will or the person appointed executor is unavailable, the court will have
to appoint a member of the family as administrator of the estate. The
executor's duties will probably last between six months to a year.
The responsibilities of the executor during the probate process are as follows:
- The executor files the will and the "Petition for Probate" with
the probate court in the county where the deceased person lived. They
will then be issued a letter that officially appoints them as executor
and grants them the authority to manage the deceased person's assets.
- After authority is granted, the gathering of the deceased person's
- The executor must get organized. This includes tasks such as notifying
banks and government agencies of the death, paying debts and taxes, applying
for a taxpayer ID number for the estate, and opening an estate bank account.
- The executor must submit an inventory and appraisal of all probate property
to the court, and supervise the distribution of property.
During probate, it is the executor's duty to ensure that all assets
are kept safe. This means that if the deceased person left behind a house,
the property must be insured and maintained.
Get the Effective Legal Guidance You Deserve!
Because probate is a time-consuming process that must be completed thoroughly
and accurately, it can be beneficial to hire an attorney to assist you
throughout the process. The Irvine legal team recognizes how overwhelming
probate can be, and they always strive to provide every client with attentive
care and effective guidance through the completion of their case. By retaining
the firm's representation, you can trust that you are working with
a well-organized team that will handle your matters efficiently and thoroughly.
Make sure that your probate process goes as smoothly as possible! Contact
the firm today to schedule your
free case evaluation . Spanish-speaking services are available!