Orange County Probate Attorney
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Probate is the administration of a decedent's estate to carry out his or her intentions as expressed in a will. At P. Arnsen Blakely, our Orange County probate lawyer has offered guidance to clients throughout southern California for over 40 years. We are more than capable of providing clients with the counsel, support, and aggressive advocacy they require. As we understand that every probate matter is unique, we promise to tailor our service to the individual needs of each client that comes to rely on our experience.
If you have any questions regarding estate planning and probate, contact us
Comprehensive Assistance from Beginning to End
In simple terms, probate is the court process that takes place after someone dies that resolves all of the financial and legal matters associated with the decedent. With probate, the court distributes the decedent's estate and if there was no valid will in place, the court will divide the assets as it sees fit. When you have an estate plan in place – whether it involves a will or some form of
trust – you can be in control of what happens to your estate upon your death and ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.
You can turn to our law firm to help you with any aspect regarding probate, such as:
More than anything, we want you to be fully aware of the benefits of probate and why it could be useful to you and your loved ones. With this objective in mind, we have provided a comprehensive list of
frequently asked questions relating to probate. If you think you need help
understanding probate, be sure to give it a look or
give us a call.
Make Important Decisions with Confidence
Probate administration can be both costly and time consuming, which is why our firm offers alternatives. We seek to inform our clients of both the positives and the negatives of probate before guiding them to the best decision. However, we want to stress that we do not push our clients to any choices; instead, we will encourage you to decide upon whatever option feels most comfortable.
Even though wills are fairly common, we will also allow you to explore the option of completing a living trust. Usually used with the specific goal of avoiding probate in mind, living trusts allow you to specifically set aside pieces of your estate to be inherited immediately upon your passing. One of the only setbacks in a trust is that it is not audited through probate, which can serve as a helpful way to double-check all of your mandates.
Our Experience Sets Us Apart
Should you choose to work with our firm, you can be confident that our Orange County probate attorney will remain by your side from start to finish. We can provide you with all of the information you need and use our legal prowess to ensure that your goals are met. Best of all, you will know that you are working with a seasoned lawyer who has numerous accolades, including:
- 40+ years of experience
- 7.5 Good Avvo rating
- Respectable reputation amongst peers and clients
If you would like to learn more about the probate services we offer, contact P. Arnsen Blakely