Questions & Answers With a Probate Litigator

Questions & Answers With a Probate Litigator

Probate refers to the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person. Probate litigators are attorneys specializing in legal disputes regarding probate matters. In this Q&A, our probate litigator, Matthew Stein, Esq. will answer important probate and estate planning questions. What does a probate litigator do? Probate litigation attorneys handle estates, trusts, and

The Pitfalls of DIY Probate

The state of California determines probate attorney fee commissions based on the estate’s total value. The state of California determines probate attorney fee commissions based on the estate’s total value. For estates valued over $150,000, but less than $25,000,000, the statutory fees for attorneys and executors in California’s probate cases are a sum of the

What to Bring to A Meeting With Your Probate Attorney

If you’ve scheduled a meeting with your probate attorney, you’ve taken the first step in navigating the challenging and confusing probate process. Your probate attorney will assist you with court filings, mediate and resolve conflicts between beneficiaries, and represent you if legal issues arise. Being prepared with the necessary documentation is essential when you first

What Is Probate?

Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone dies. It’s a court proceeding that is time-consuming, complicated, and costly. However, it’s required to appoint legal title to assets at death. During a typical probate, the court oversees the distribution of a deceased person’s assets. The process usually starts with submitting a will and a

Probate and Trust Litigation Has Doubled in Southern California

Did you know probate and trust litigation has doubled in Southern California over the past ten years? The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Sometimes a parent dies without a will, or the family disagrees over the terms of a will or a trust. When these disagreements can’t be resolved, probate or

Probate Theft and How You Can Avoid It

What Is Probate Theft? Probate theft, also called inheritance or estate theft, refers to the theft of property or assets belonging to an estate during the probate process. Probate is the legal process by which an estate of a deceased person is administered. Part of this process is the distribution of property and assets. When