Probate is a legal process used to administer the estate of a deceased person. The process ensures that the deceased person’s debts are paid and their assets are distributed to the intended heirs or beneficiaries. In California, probate is required in certain circumstances. Let’s take a closer look at when probate is required in California and how Angelique Friend Probate can help you.
When is Probate Required in California?
Probate is generally required in California when the deceased person owned assets in their name alone, with no designated beneficiary or joint owner. Some examples of assets that may be subject to probate include:
- Real estate
- Bank accounts
- Investment accounts
- Personal property such as jewelry or artwork
However, there are certain exceptions to the probate requirement. For example, assets that are held in a trust or have designated beneficiaries may not be subject to probate. Additionally, small estates with a total value of less than $166,250 may be eligible for a simplified probate process.
How Can Angelique Friend Probate Help You?
Here are some ways Angelique Friend Probate can help:
1. Determine if Probate is Required
The attorneys at Angelique Friend Probate can review the deceased person’s assets and determine if probate is required. If probate is necessary, they can guide you through the process.
2. Guide You Through the Probate Process
The probate process can be complex and time-consuming. Angelique Friend Probate can help you navigate the process and ensure that everything is handled correctly. They can also communicate with the court and other parties on your behalf.
3. Represent You in Probate Court
If there are disputes or challenges to the estate, Angelique Friend Probate can represent you in probate court. They can help resolve any issues and ensure that your interests are protected.
4. Provide Estate Planning Services
In addition to probate services, Angelique Friend Probate also provides estate planning services. They can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that includes wills, trusts, and other important documents. By creating an estate plan, you can help ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are provided for after your death.
Probate is required in California in certain circumstances. If you need help navigating the probate process, Angelique Friend Probate can provide expert guidance and representation. The firm can also provide estate planning services to help you create a comprehensive plan for the future. Contact Angelique Friend Probate today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how they can help you.