Probate Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga
Step-by-Step Probate Assistance
At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law, our
Rancho Cucamonga probate attorney serves individuals and families throughout the Inland Empire in matters
relating to probate and estate administration. Probate—the court-supervised
process of administrating an estate—can be a challenging, costly,
and time-consuming process for estate representatives. By working with
an experienced lawyer at our firm, you can receive the step-by-step assistance
needed to navigate the probate process successfully.
Want to learn more about your rights in probate? Set up your free consultation
today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
How Does the Probate Process Work?
For many, probate can be an intimidating legal journey. When the passing
of a loved one takes an emotional toll, these legal proceedings can become
even more difficult. Our firm is prepared to walk clients through each
phase of the probate process, working closely with them to keep them informed
at all times.
The probate process will generally work as follows:
File a petition –
An executor named in a will—or a representative appointed by the
court—must begin probate by submitting a petition to the local probate
court to validate the will.
Inventory of assets –
Estate representatives will be responsible for finding, securing, and
managing a decedent's assets during probate. An attorney can assist
with this task, which will involve an inventory of all assets, including
bank accounts, real estate, and other possessions.
Paying debts –
Representatives have the duty of addressing and paying any debts a decedent
may owe creditors. Depending on the circumstances, some assets may need
to be sold to pay debts.
Distribution of assets –
After all debts and creditors have been addressed, any remaining assets
will be distributed according to a will, or through California intestate
succession laws if there is no will.
Our probate lawyer had been guiding family members and loved ones through
the probate process for nearly 20 years. As an attorney James D. Madden
has the experience to handle the challenging probate issues and complications
you may run into. We are here to help alleviate the frustrations of probate
and make this process as smooth as possible.
Call (909) 992-0188 to Discuss Your Case
If you have questions about the probate process, your unique case, and
how our firm may be of assistance, we're available to provide free
consultations. We can review your case and explain your legal options.
Call James D. Madden, Attorney at Law today: (909) 992-0188.