Probate Attorney in Los Feliz, CA
Guiding Clients & Their Families in Probate & Estate Planning Matters
Probate can be a complicated and frustrating process if you aren’t familiar with this particular area of law, which is why it is advisable to hire an experienced lawyer to assist with all of your probate matters. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port, our Los Feliz probate lawyers are committed to working with the clients we serve so they can navigate the probate process smoothly and reap its full benefits, such as eliminating creditors’ claims against the property of the deceased and guaranteeing that the property will pass to the rightful heirs. We also help clients avoid potentially significant and costly errors that are commonly made by less experienced probate attorneys.
If you would like to learn more about how we can assist with each phase of the probate process, then please call (310) 526-3433 today to speak with our Los Feliz probate lawyer.
Proudly Offering Comprehensive Probate Services in Los Feliz, CA
If you own property in California, then a California court may need to oversee the transfer of ownership to the heirs of your estate after you pass away. This will happen regardless of whether or not you have a will. This oversight process is known as “probate” and typically occurs when the decedent owns real estate and personal property (like stocks, bonds, bank accounts) in California that are valued at more than $150,000.
In addition to administering a decedent’s estate and identifying and distributing assets to beneficiaries, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port also offers the following probate services for clients in Los Feliz:
- Lost Wills
- Will Contests
- The Removal of Executors and Trustees
- Petitions for Probate
- Trust Administration
- Probate Litigation
- Post-Mortem Tax Planning
- Conservatorships and Guardianships
Our Los Feliz probate attorneys have successfully represented clients in probate cases involving real estate, stocks, bonds, and investments of all kinds, including general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, corporations, and active businesses. We also possess extensive experience helping clients resolve tax controversies.
Which of My Assets Are Subject to Probate?
Any real estate or personal properties that a person owned will be included in probate after they die. The following assets are subject to probate in the state of California:
- Vacation Homes
- Checking Accounts
- Savings Accounts
Can I Avoid the Probate Process?
Clients turn to the Los Feliz probate lawyers from the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port because we know which legal strategies to employ so they can avoid the probate process and save time, money, and confusion. The following legal tools can be used to avoid probate in California:
- Setting up a Joint Ownership
- Creating a Living Trust
- Transfer-on-Death Registration for Securities
- Transfer-on-Death Deeds for Real Estate
- Transfer-on-Death Registration for Vehicles
- Payable-on-Death Designations for Bank Accounts
Call (310) 526-3433 for Your Free Consultation
Are you are having a hard time figuring out if your estate will have to go through the probate process? If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our compassionate and reliable Los Feliz probate lawyers at the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port so we can walk you through the entire process and figure out what works best for your estate.
We proudly offer free phone consultations, so please give us a call at (310) 526-3433 today. You can also contact us online to request an appointment with a Los Feliz probate attorney.
“If you live on one coast and have a complex legal case on the other, you want a lawyer that not only has the knowledge and expertise to handle your case, but can make it as convenient as possible. I found that with Mitchell Port.” - Michelle F.
“My brother and I have been so fortunate that my father chose Mitch Port to create his Trust!” - Cathy W
Mitch is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and professional” - Lynne
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