LIVING TRUST LAWYER IN ENCINO
At Werner Law Firm, we understand the frustration that can come with navigating difficult legal circumstances. Whether you are planning for the protection of your estate or gearing up for probate court related issues, our living trust lawyers can help. In either situation, it is essential to discuss your case with an experienced living trust lawyer in Encino who has the skills to effectively assist you. Since 1975, Werner Law Firm has been proudly serving Southern California residents with a level of unmatched dedication.
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Legal Representation in the Event of Probate
The probate process can represent a very important part of the inheritance process. When a person passes away, it is through the probate court that legal disputes regarding their last will and testament can be resolved. If the person has no will of any kind, or if the will is somehow illegitimate, then inheritance of an estate is determined by California’s intestate rules.
The probate process is one wherein the court appoints a personal representative for the estate and puts him or her in charge of accounting and management of the assets/debts of the estate. Ultimately, the court then approves distribution by the personal representative to the heirs as per intestate rules or pursuant to a will (if one is available). This duty is overseen by the court which grants the personal administrator the powers to carry on these tasks. That being said, devoting yourself to divvying up a loved one’s possessions after their death is not easy – nothing is when experiencing such great loss.
Our skilled and experienced probate attorneys can help you navigate the probate process to find the best way to put this ordeal behind you. This can be trying times for individuals and entire families. Having our professionals by your side can drastically ease the process, allowing us to do the legal heavy lifting while you focus on what matters.
Sometimes, steps can be taken to skip much of the probate process and get your family away from the court and the stress of inheritance – in California, smaller estates can pursue alternates to the probate process, speeding things up quite considerably. To make room for the longer and more complicated estates, most small estates under a specific dollar value can often pass through probate much more quickly. It is not entirely like skipping probate, but it might as well be, providing a much smaller hassle.
On the other hand, very large and complicated estates with a storied past must be adequately prepared. If you are worried that passing away will leave behind chaos regarding your possessions and their place in the world after you are gone, then our professionals here in Encino, CA can provide you with an attractive alternative to skip the probate process entirely, and take full control of how, and when, your estate is distributed to your family and loved ones.
Dedicated Living Trust Lawyer in Encino, CA
Attorney L. Rob Werner founded Werner Law Firm in 1975. He ranks among the most experienced attorneys in all of California. In addition, he has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and has received numerous awards throughout his legal career. Using his strong background, along with the many other credentials of the firm, you can trust in the services that we provide!
We are committed to providing quality and dedicated legal counsel services in a wide range of areas in estate planning. As a law firm with decades of experience, we know how to assist clients who are in need of immediate legal help. Regardless of your particular circumstance, we encourage you to take advantage of the free consultation that our firm offers.
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During our free consultation, we can get started on the right track towards helping you. You can schedule a meeting with us in which we will answer your questions and determine whether our firm can help. If you retain our legal services, we will provide you with the personalized legal care that you deserve! Contact Werner Law Firm today.