Dying is inevitable, and talking about death is uncomfortable. However, in order to protect and preserve the wealth and assets that you have accumulated in your lifetime, it is important to create a plan for your assets after your death. Estate planning is a way to have peace of mind knowing that when you put your head to your pillow at night, you know there is a plan in place .
Accidents happen every day. But if you are injured, through no fault of your own, you need to take action in order to find the help that you need to pursue the legal recovery that you deserve.
The following are just a few examples of common concerns present in people who are the victims of negligence and/or recklessness that has led to injuries:
1. How will I afford these medical bills?
2. Will my insurance cover my claims?
3. How long will I be away from work?
4. What if my life has been changed because of the severity of the injuries I suffered?
5. How do I find help?
Contact our office today to schedule a consultative appointment. We will discuss your case, thoroughly reviewing the details, and let you know right away if we can see a positive outcome in your future. A decision to trust our practice is one you will not regret, as we will do everything in our power to get you the peace of mind and well-being you deserve.
No one should have to face the debilitating stress of recovering from an accident or injury alone. Let our firm help you today!
Probate is necessary when someone dies and the fair market value of all their belongings is more than $150,000. "Belongings" includes everything that was not put in a trust or is subject to transfer outside probate through a beneficiary designation (like life insurance); such as cars, houses (except when owned in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship), undeveloped land, mineral rights, retirement funds, furniture, collections, bank accounts, investments, motorcycles, boats, firearms, sporting equipment and anything else the decedent may claim to own.
Probate is a court supervised process of transferring property from the decedent's estate to beneficiaries. It starts when an interested person (usually a family member) retains an attorney to open probate in the county of decedent's last permanent residence. If the decedent died with a will, the person nominated as executor (in the will) may contact us to file a petition for appointment as the executor. If there is no will, any interested person may contact us to open probate. We do that by filing a petition seeking their appointment as administrator.
Executors and administrators have the same duties and responsibilities. They assist their attorney identify, collect, inventory and appraise the decedent's assets. They also pay estate debts (from estate funds only), and distribute the remaining assets according to terms of the will. If there is no will, they distribute assets to the decedent's heirs pursuant to intestate succession laws.
Although you and your attorney are entitled to equal compensation, we do most of the work and only request your assistance with simple assignments (such as, gathering the decedent's mail). You will never feel overwhelmed or left wondering how to complete a task. And please note, the probate administration system we created and use was specifically designed to save you time and money.
We have helped more than 30,000 people in California solve their debt problems and begin their new path of financial freedom. If you are one of the many who are ready to make a fresh financial start, WE CAN HELP TODAY!
Every situation is different, and regardless of your individual circumstances, we are here to help you get back on the path to financial freedom quickly, easily, and effectively. Bankruptcy can be confusing without the help of an expert. At your first consultation, we will determine what type of bankruptcy filing is right for you. And whether it is a Chapter 7 which wipes out your debts or a Chapter 13 which reorganizes your debts into a monthly payment that you can afford, we will help you determine the right path for your personal situation. We provide our clients with the legal advice they need from start to finish.
Throughout the process of filing for bankruptcy, we are also on your side to give you relief from creditors. Once you have started with us on the road to a fresh financial start, creditors are no longer allowed to contact you and instead will have to refer all questions to us, so you get immediate relief from harassment.