Probate Attorney serving Santa Clarita
Committed to Providing Exceptional Legal Advice and Guidance
Losing a loved one is devastating and, if an estate plan was not in place, it is likely you will have to navigate the probate process next. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port near Santa Clarita, our knowledgeable probate attorney has more nearly four decades of experience and is dedicated to providing personalized attention and tailored solutions to meet your unique needs. You should not have to navigate this process on your own.
Reach out to our law office today at (310) 526-3433 to schedule a consultation with our probate attorney to get started on your case and learn more about what we can do for you.
What Does a Probate Attorney Do?
A probate attorney can assist an administrator or executor of an estate with the probate process. Whether your loved one died with or without a will, your loved one’s estate will likely go through probate, though the latter will be a more complicated process.
If your deceased loved one has a will, a probate attorney will advise all parties involved on various legal matters as long as there is no conflict of interest. For example, the will may be reviewed by the probate attorney to ensure it was not written or signed under duress or created by your loved one while suffering from diminished capacity. Although most wills go through the probate process without encountering any obstacles, there are many reasons why a will may be challenged, so do not hesitate to hire our experienced attorney to handle your case.
If your deceased loved one does not have a will, the situation can become a bit more complex. When this occurs, it is referred to as dying “intestate,” and the estate will be distributed according to California’s intestacy laws, regardless of the decedent’s wishes. Under these circumstances, a probate attorney can assist the administrator of the estate with many of the tasks involved in this process.
How Long Does the Probate Process Take?
Every probate case is different. However, generally, most can complete the process within a year to a year and a half. Regardless if your loved one had a will or not, our legal team can advise you through the probate process as efficiently as possible.
Schedule a Consultation with a Skilled Probate Attorney serving Santa Clarita Today!
If you recently lost a loved one, the experienced legal team at the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port serving Santa Clarita can assist you with the probate process. We understand how complex and emotionally overwhelming this can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing strong legal support.
Call our law office today at (310) 526-3433 to schedule a consultation with our probate attorney to learn more about your options.