Probate is the legal process whereby a deceased person’s assets and debts are identified, the debts paid, and the remaining assets distributed according to a will or to their heirs at law if no will exists. The probate process can be avoided with a trust or other proper estate plan. However, if a person dies with only a will or with no estate planning documents at all, probate will usually be required.
David C. Hawkes, Esq. handles probate administration throughout California and can help you navigate this often complex process in an efficient manner. David C. Hawkes, Esq. is also an experienced estate planning attorney that can help you avoid probate by implementing an appropriate estate plan.Probate Administration Services
If a loved one has passed away without proper estate planning to avoid probate, David C. Hawkes, Esq. can assist you in the probate administration process. Likewise, if you are an executor or administrator of an estate, we can provide you with efficient probate administration services. David C. Hawkes, Esq. provides efficient probate administration services to estates of all sizes. Issues such as will contests or valuation of real estate or other property can also be efficiently resolved.
By enlisting our assistance with the probate administration process, we will work with you to avoid probate problems and complete the probate administration process as expediently as possible given the statutory requirements. We have extensive experience in probate litigation and during the process, we will assist the personal representative or executor by identifying property that will pass through probate, make sure that all taxes and administration expenses, ensure correct distribution of property, and make an accounting to the probate court and/or beneficiaries.
For a free and confidential consultation to determine if David C. Hawkes, Esq. can assist you with the probate administration process, please call (858) 775-7515 or submit an online inquiry today.