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
Newport Beach 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
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.