Distribution of Assets in California

Quick and Effective Service in Orange County Since 1971

The end goal of estate administration or probate administration is the distribution of the assets from the decedent's estate. As the surviving family members may be counting on this distribution to provide for their daily needs, it is of the greatest importance to do everything that can be done to complete the distribution with a minimum of delay.

A swift resolution of the distribution of assets can also be of great benefit in helping the family to put the situation behind them so that they can more easily move forward in life. The law and the procedure of the area are complicated and exacting, and it is often a significant challenge to complete the asset distribution as quickly and smoothly as the beneficiaries of the estate would like.

How Our Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Can Help

It is easy to blunder and find yourself held up for months as you struggle to comply with the court's exacting requirements and to navigate the complexities of the process. This frustration can be largely avoided with the aid of a knowledgeable and energetic Orange County estate planning attorney. Your papers are professionally prepared. An attorney who is familiar with the judge appears on your behalf at court proceedings to move matters swiftly to final distribution of assets. You can put your mind at ease with the confidence of knowing that your case is in good hands.

At P. Arnsen Blakely, we help administrators and executors deal with the administration of estates in Orange County, California, and we have been serving our clients since 1971. We are skilled in preparing court pleadings properly to gain the approval of the judge. Where probate litigation or estate litigation occurs, we meet the matter head-on to achieve a swift resolution. Our familiarity with local judges and attorneys gives our clients an advantage in court proceedings. We have a thorough understanding of the relevant law and procedure, based on our more than 40 years of legal experience in practicing estate law. All of this allows us to move your case forward in cost-effective manner to final distribution of assets.

Steps to Distributing Assets

Our attorney is intimately acquainted with the steps involved in the distribution of an estate. If there is a will, a probate administration must be established in many cases, though there are exceptions which may apply to your case. Where there is no will, estate administration is typically required. The will is submitted to the court for verification. Where the validity is challenged, court proceedings may be required to resolve the matter. In either probate or estate administration, creditors must be notified so that they can assert claims for the satisfaction of their debts. Creditors' claims must be approved or denied and disputes handled in court. All bills and taxes must be paid. Finally, the executor or administrator may petition the court to approve distribution of assets to the heirs.

We can assist you with every aspect of the process, and we encourage you to contact us now for a free case evaluation.

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