Estate administration attorney in sonoma county & santa rosa
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.
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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 and reassurance:
- Who we are and why we do what we do
- What you should expect during the estate administration process
- Where we can serve you in Santa Rosa and other communities in Sonoma County
- Why you should hire Gullotta Law Group
- When you need to consider the benefits of having an estate plan
- How our former clients have been satisfied with our services
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 – starting today.
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, detailed below.
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 estate 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.
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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.