Estate Administration Attorney In Sonoma County & Santa Rosa
You deserve full protection.
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-3880 now for a free consultation!
Losing a loved one is never easy – and we at the Gullotta Law Group
are well aware of your family's need for compassionate, caring, and
professional legal representation at this time. Though we understand your
need to heal and recover after your loss, you will need to also carefully
consider how to transfer, inherit, or administer the property left behind
by your loved one.
Has your case gone to court? Want to keep yours out of court?
Call our Sonoma County estate planning firm at (707) 509-3880 now.
If you have recently lost a loved one and are in need of assistance as
you administer (or distribute) an estate, you will need to speak with
our Santa Rosa estate planning lawyers. We can inform you of your rights
and options and walk you through every stage of your estate administration
matter from start to finish. Let the
Gullotta Law Group help you today.
Our Santa Rosa estate planning lawyers can help protect your future!
Our Sonoma County estate planning attorneys strive to make certain your
family's estate administration process is treated with the utmost
degree of discretion and privacy. Though some issues can be resolved out
of court, others must be taken to probate court to be heard by judge.
Dealing with the courts, the paperwork, and the legal proceedings will
be incredibly complex and difficult, especially during an emotional season
of your life.
We can address all of the following issues to bring you a sense of ease
Additionally, we would be happy to answer any of your pressing questions,
concerns, or agitations as you create an effective estate plan, enter into the
probate process, or
dispute an estate planning matter. You have rights and we want you to stay informed of them from
start to finish. Let our Santa Rosa estate administration attorneys help
you make great decisions for your future –
View some of the
common questions we receive at the firm to learn more.
Types of Estate Administration Procedures in California
Estate administration refers to the process of distributing a decedent's
estate to all appropriate beneficiaries named in the decedent's will.
If the decedent did not have a will, the estate will be administered according
to the state's
probate laws. A properly constructed
will or trust can generally help you avoid the courts and the probate process. The state
of California recognizes two types of estate administration procedures,
Court Supervised Estate Administration
Estate administration will usually be supervised by the courts if there
is a discrepancy in the will, if a beneficiary disputes the will, or if
a will has not been created by the decedent. The court will assign an
estate administrator who will be responsible for distributing all property according to the
state's probate laws. Court-supervised estate administration is notoriously
expensive and time-consuming, but with the right legal counsel, you can
be equipped to handle any court proceeding.
Independent Estate Administration
In an unsupervised estate administration, an appointed
executor is responsible for managing the estate, distributing the assets, paying
the debts, and filing any appropriate taxes or court documents. The executor
is named by the decedent and is responsible for distributing the property
according to the wishes described in the decedent's will.
Contact Gullotta Law Group at (707) 509-3880 for a Free Consultation
Regardless of your current situation, we at the Gullotta Law Group want
to make certain you understand that you are not alone during this time.
If you are creating a will or an estate plan, we want to aid you through
the drafting process to ensure your wishes are carried out. If you are
a beneficiary, we want to ensure you receive and enjoy the benefits named to you.
Our estate planning lawyers have handled hundreds of estate plans in the Sonoma County area and we
have implemented a working system that allows our clients to feel fully
in control of their situation. You will not feel misinformed or out of
the loop because we give you all the resources needed to make great decisions.
Most importantly, we help you through this process in the most efficient
and affordable manner possible. We look forward to helping you and your family.
Don't do this yourself. Save yourself time, energy, and money in the
long-run. Call our Santa Rosa estate administration attorneys and schedule your
free consultation to get started!