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Hassell and Hyatt can assist executors with an assessment of their role in the probate process and provide ongoing counsel during the probate–from initial court filings through the closing of probate.For estate beneficiaries, Hassell and Hyatt can assist beneficiaries in determining the rights and the beneficiaries role in a particular probate.
In California, probate is required when a person passes away and owns a certain amount of assets.During the probate process, the court oversees how these assets are distributed, who receives these assets, and ensures the distribution of the assets is legal.The executor of the estate is sometime referred to as the administrator and completes this distribution in the manner approved by the court.
In California, an executor can be held personally liable and required to pay if the executor does not fulfill their responsibilities as required by law. This can include payments to the estate or its beneficiaries. However, a careful and knowledgeable approach to probate administration can help prevent this from ever happening.
A beneficiary is a person who is entitled to receive the assets of an estate. Often the beneficiaries play a small role in probate proceedings but it is possible that a beneficiary needs to take action to receive certain assets or receive assets sooner than possible during the normal course of probate proceedings.
Estate Planning is planning and documents that protect dependents, assets, and interests in the event that a person is unable. An estate plan may be as simple as creating a “Will” to inform the Probate Court of final wishes or it may involve creating a “Trust” to avoid the probate process altogether.
The California probate process can be time-consuming, requires specific paperwork, and certain fees for filing documents. But a proper estate plan will help transfer assets quickly and easily while avoiding the lengthy probate process. A comprehensive plan will also include helping the client execute documents to appoint trusted representatives to make medical and/or financial decisions for the client in case that person is unable to care for these matters . The attorneys of Hassell and Hyatt can help determine which options best meet each individuals particular needs.
Contact Hassell and Hyatt for free initial consultation at 916-900-6206
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