Probate Estate Administration
Expert Assistance Throughout the Probate Process.
If an estate is subject to probate, Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP, can act as probate counsel, helping the executor to file the necessary paperwork and to comply with the often-complicated rules required to process an estate through the probate courts.
We may be able to suggest procedural alternatives and shortcuts, such as a spousal property petition, small-value estate declaration, and trust property petitions under Probate Code section 850, which can save money and time.
Be advised that a full probate administration requires creditor notification and a four-month claim period, and typically takes 12 to 18 months to complete.
Probate counsel is especially needed when there are unresolved legal issues (such as heirship under the intestate succession laws), when the estate is insolvent (e.g., with distressed real estate as the only asset), or when a gift has been procured through undue influence (e.g., a gift to a caretaker under the presumption of undue influence).
Call Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP, at (626) 683-7234 for a free initial consultation regarding your probate estate.