Will Estate Plan
If there is an estate plan in place at the time of death, we will represent you through the administrative process. The will must be filed with the court, an administrator appointed and then the matter will wind its way through the court process which on average can take a year.
Trust Estate Plan
Usually, a trust must be administered in compliance with the terms of the trust. But, a trust does not need to be filed with the court unless, for instance, there are disagreements over the terms of the trust. In those cases, the document must be submitted to the court for supervision.
No Estate Plan
If there is no estate plan in existence at the time of death, the court will appoint an administrator. The decedent’s estate will be administered by the court pursuant to the inheritance laws of the State of California and the assets will be distributed pursuant to the laws of the State of California.