Tustin California Probate Lawyer

Knowledgeable California Probate Attorney

The loss of a loved one is always traumatic and emotional, even if the death was the result of a long illness and was “expected.” The legal tasks that fall on the family or other chosen representatives of the deceased person can be particularly difficult in light of the emotional circumstances, especially when disputes arise.

I work to relieve the pressure on grieving clients by providing effective legal services in a sensitive atmosphere. Contact me to arrange a consultation at my Tustin law office.

Guiding You through the Steps of Probate Administration

A personal representative, appointed by the court, handles the affairs of an estate. If there is a valid will naming an executor, the court will generally appoint that person. Otherwise, an appropriate administrator will be chosen by the court as part of the estate administration process.

If you have been named as an executor or you have lost a loved one who did not have a will, I can help you through the steps of probate administration, including the following:

  • Appointing a personal representative
  • Gathering and evaluating assets and debts
  • Giving notice to beneficiaries and creditors
  • Handling will contests and related litigation
  • Real estate appraisals and sales
  • Distributing assets and repay debts
  • Inheritance tax issues
  • Closing the estate

Contact Attorney Robert L. Wishner at 714-665-3900 to discuss your legal matter. You need an experienced lawyer who provides detail-oriented counsel compassionately.

Many of these steps require court appearances, and for some steps in the process, there are 30-day waiting periods. Having an experienced probate lawyer supervising the process can relieve a great deal of the stress and frustration often experienced by families who are trying to complete the probate administration process unassisted.

I can also help you compile the inventory of assets and debts that the court will require. If a dispute arises concerning the competency of the deceased at the time the will was executed or the distribution of assets to beneficiaries, I can handle these and other issues that may arise leading to probate litigation.

Whatever the specific nature of your probate administration issues, don't hesitate to contact me today. I am here to help families navigate the probate process smoothly, so they can focus on grieving and the transition of losing a loved one.