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Corona Del Mar Probate Lawyer

Do you need legal advice for probate litigation? Give us a call!

Probate litigation most often arises because of a discrepancy in a person's final will. During the court proceedings, assets, taxes, and other debts are determined and then issued accordingly to those listed as the inheritors. There may come a point, however, when the will needs to be contested for any number of reasons, such as a difference of opinion on the division of properties. On the other hand, perhaps the will was undertaken fraudulently or forged, or the signer of the will was manipulated or was not of sound mind.

Making a will is a very serious endeavor, and it is important that the entire process is handled from beginning to end by a capable law firm, like Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C.

Who benefits from a will?

Making a will is important for those who might have a large estate and assets and want to transfer those to family members after passing away. It can give the signer peace of mind knowing that the assets will be appropriately handled. Otherwise, without a will, the assets may be divided up according to California's laws of intestate succession, typically transferred to the spouse or closest surviving relative. This may or may not be ideal, depending on the deceased's circumstances, so the benefit of making a will outweighs not having one.

In the event that the will needs to be contested, however, probate litigation can help ease some of the tension that may be felt between other heirs.

Some of these reasons include:

  • To find a favorable solution to suit all inheritors
  • To keep the family's finances safe
  • To resolve familial arguments
  • To clear up any tax liabilities

Whatever the reasons may be to contest a will, it can be exhaustive trying to comprehend many of the laws surrounding probate. The wisest decision you can make is to contact a Corona Del Mar probate attorney to provide you with the valuable legal guidance you need.

Suffering from debt? Let us represent you!

We may also be able to offer you legal assistance if you are facing heavy debts. Understanding the risk of bankruptcy, its benefits, and what life after bankruptcy really means to you and your family is an important part of the process, and you can get accurate advice and counsel from the firm. There are many bankruptcy exemptions that allow you to keep your vehicles, your property up to a certain value, the tools of your occupation and other assets, and most people lose absolutely nothing when they file.

If you are one of the many individuals that has suffered a loss of employment or other disaster and now have too much debt to handle and cannot hope to pay it off, it is likely you are eligible to file for bankruptcy. The most common form of bankruptcy is Chapter 7, in which you have the opportunity to discharge most of your unsecured consumer debt.

Call our firm today if you would like to speak with us about your probate case or how we can assist you with filing for bankruptcy!

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