In the state of California, any estate with assets of more than $100,000 which have not been placed in an appropriate trust may need to go through a court process known as probate. The process of probate can take anywhere from several months to a few years. An experienced probate lawyer will increase the efficiency of the process and help ease the burden of a difficult time.
The Law Offices of Darrell C. Harriman provides experienced guidance and assistance through estate and probate administration. If you need to speak with an attorney about probate, trust administration or another important legal matter, contact our law office in North Hills, California, by calling 818-892-7093.Compassionate Guidance Through Probate Administration
For those serving as personal representatives of an estate, our firm provides comprehensive representation throughout the probate process. We will guide you through your responsibilities and ensure that all requirements are met, from opening the estate to filing taxes to paying creditors to distributing assets.
Attorney Darrell C. Harriman can help you through each step of the complex process, including:
- Sending out required notices to heirs and creditors
- Checking for medical liens
- Preparing an inventory for valuation by a probate referee
- Marshaling and liquidating assets
- Preparing final reports and accounts
- Working with clients and accountants on estate accounting and tax matters
- Connecting you with professionals to help organize and sell estate assets
In addition to serving California residents as personal representatives, we also work with out-of-state clients managing California estates. In many cases, we can handle the probate for you or provide long-distance assistance.
With more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, family law, business law, bankruptcy and real estate, we are fully qualified and prepared to assist you and your family with any legal challenges.Contact Us
To speak with a San Fernando Valley probate attorney about probate or estate administration, asset protection or contesting a will, contact the Law Offices of Darrell C. Harriman.