Ask a Sacramento Probate Lawyer: “My Mother Just Passed Away. What Paperwork Do I Need?”

After the loss of a loved one, there’s so much to do. You need to communicate with family members, plan the funeral, and begin the process of settling the estate.  As a Sacramento probate lawyer, I can help you by giving you a list of important documents that you should gather to begin closing out […]

Hiring the Right Probate Lawyer in Sacramento

Hiring the Right Probate Lawyer in Sacramento When a friend or family member passes away, someone will be named as the executor of that person’s estate.  Because of the length and complexity of the process that follows, it’s usually in everyone’s best interest to hire a skilled Sacramento probate lawyer.  There are different kinds of […]

Can You File For Probate In Sacramento or El Dorado County Without An Attorney?

In Sacramento or El Dorado County, CA, it’s not legally required for you to hire a probate lawyer after the passing of a loved one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea.  For one thing, a Sacramento probate attorney will have a lot of insight into the process, which is something most folks […]

Sacramento Probate Lawyers Don’t Like Surprises

Sure, the typical probate lawyer in Sacramento, CA might like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bit of good news, but when it comes to probate, the fewer surprises, the better.  One of the main purposes of estate planning, after all, is to detail how an individual would like for things to proceed after […]

Is Probate Such a Terrible Thing? | Probate Lawyers In Sacramento, CA

Probate attorneys in Sacramento are well aware of how difficult the process can be for families and friends who are grieving, for those who value privacy, and even for those who need to get an estate closed to pay off debts and take care of other obligations.  Day in and day out probate attorneys hear […]

How to Avoid the Need for a Probate Lawyer in Sacramento

If you are dealing with an estate that has to go through the probate process in California, your smartest move is likely going to be to work with a Sacramento probate lawyer.  There are cases where very simple estates will move through fairly easily, but there is still a matter of paperwork, accounting, etc. to […]

Proactive Planning With a Probate Lawyer In Sacramento Helps To Avoid Will Contests

Probate lawyers in Sacramento work with their clients to put together plans that clearly explain what the client wants.  At least, that’s the hope.  When it comes to the administration of a will, however, there are several instances where a will is contested, often by an adult child of the decedent. One of the biggest […]

How to Contest a Will in Sacramento

Despite the best efforts of wills and trusts lawyers in Sacramento, there are times when a will is challenged.  There can be many reasons why this happens, and it is up to the courts to determine what is appropriate in these situations.  Some of these include: The will wasn’t signed The person creating the will […]

What Happens To An Inheritance If You File Bankruptcy In California?

A client visited me last week to change her estate plan.  Among the reasons was that one of her children had recently filed for bankruptcy and she didn’t want the inheritance to be taken.  She wasn’t terminally ill or planning on exiting anytime soon, but was concerned about the effect of bankruptcy.  I was able […]

What Does a Probate Lawyer in Sacramento Do?

Oftentimes, a person isn’t even aware of what a probate lawyer in Sacramento does until he or she is in need of one.  Of course, it is a great idea to hire a probate lawyer, often called an estate planning lawyer,  before you actually “need” his or her services so that things can go as […]

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