Probate Administration in Orange County
Work with an Orange County probate attorney!
Probate Administration concerns the handling of an estate of a decedent.
Primarily, it involves proving that a will of a decedent is valid so that
their property can be transferred to beneficiaries. A person called the
executor, usually appointed by the decedent in the will, has the job of
managing the estate until its assets can be distributed in accordance
with the will. The duties of the executor are complicated and exacting.
Failure to do them correctly may cause the executor extra work and difficulties
with the law. An experienced
Orange County probate lawyer can guide the executor through probate administration so that it is done
swiftly, smoothly and legally.
Duties of the Executor
The executor has a number of duties in administering the estate:
- Submit the will for approval by the court
- Obtain appointment as executor or administrator after notification to all
- Gather up the assets of the estate.
- Approve or reject creditor claims against the estate
- Defend the estate in court against creditor claims or suits by heirs.
- Prepare decedent's tax returns and pay taxes.
- Sell assets if need be to be able to pay debts and do distribution.
- Pay estate's debts
distribution of assets for the court's approval.
- Distribute assets as per court order.
Probate Administration Assistance from an Estate Planning Attorney in Orange County
At P. Arnsen Blakely we have helped executors with the administration of
estates in Orange County, California
since 1971. Our
estate planning lawyers have over 40 years of experience in representing executors, heirs and
creditors involved in probate administration. He is skilled in all aspects
of probate administration, including
probate litigation, payment of
estate taxes, and distribution of assets. If you would like to learn more about probate
administration and how our firm can be of assistance, we encourage you to
contact us for a free consultation.