Probate is a legal process that occurs after an individual passes away, during which the deceased person's estate is administered and distributed. The primary goals of probate are to settle the decedent's financial affairs, pay outstanding debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining assets to heirs or beneficiaries. The process is supervised by a court, and the specifics can vary based on state laws.
Probate can be a complex and time-consuming process, and it often involves numerous court hearings. The legal fees associated with probate are set by California statute. In most all cases, individuals require the assistance of an attorney to navigate the probate process and ensure compliance with state laws. The specific procedures and requirements can vary by jurisdiction, so it's important to consult local laws or seek legal advice for accurate information.
California Law determines how much an attorney is paid for their services. Please use the tool below to estimate the attorney fees associated with your estate base on the estimated value.