Probate is a court-supervised procedure where assets are transferred from the decedent to those entitled to receive them, either by a will or trust or by law. Executors or trustees are charged with facilitating the administration process. With this role comes considerable responsibility and liability, and an experienced estate planning attorney can help to ensure that the administration process goes as smoothly as possible.
I am Jeffrey T. Vanderveen, an experienced California attorney serving clients throughout San Diego and Orange counties. If you have been named executor or trustee of an estate, I can provide advice and guidance at every step of the administration process, including:
- Collecting all the assets and getting the list appraised by a referee
- Paying off debts
- Selling real property
- Paying taxes and dealing with any tax problems
- Handling disputes between beneficiaries
- Dealing with any trust or probate litigation
- Distributing assets in accordance with a will, trust or the law
- Closing the estate
As an experienced attorney who has been practicing since 1983, I have extensive knowledge of the probate process and court systems and the skill required to settle your case as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Vista Estate Administration Lawyer
After the death of a loved one, people are often unsure of what to do next. Perhaps the executor or trustee has yet to be officially appointed. Or, as a surviving spouse, you may be unsure of the next steps with regard to a will or trust.
No matter how complex your situation may seem, I can provide the advice and representation you need. I will meet with you to explain the process and your rights and work diligently to get the administration process started in the courts — from petitioning to appoint an executor to dealing with conflicts between beneficiaries. My role is to help you find the path that will lead you to a satisfactory, achievable conclusion, providing you with updates on your case every step of the way.
For a free, 30-minute consultation with an experienced Laguna Hills probate lawyer, contact me at 866-482-5848 or by filling out and submitting the online form. I provide evening and weekend appointments upon request at my office locations in Vista and Laguna Hills.