Experienced Probate Attorney in Fremont, California
Santa Clara County and Alameda County Trust Administration Lawyer
The death of a loved one often brings with it the daunting task of administering the decedent's estate. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you with the legal aspects of such a responsibility so you can focus on moving forward from your loss.
At the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett, in Fremont, California, we represent clients in all stages of the probate and trust administration processes. If your loved has passed away and you are looking for an estate administration lawyer, contact us to discuss your needs in a free initial consultation.
California Probate and Estate Administration
Whether your family member died with a will (testate) or without one (intestate) probate is necessary to administer the estate. During this process, the executor, as named in the will or appointed by the court, will collect the assets, pay the debts and distribute the remaining assets of the estate to either the named beneficiaries as appropriate or according to the laws of intestate succession.
In representing clients, our estate planning attorney will ensure that all interested parties are notified of the probate hearing according to California probate laws. If anyone contests the will, we will fully investigate the claim, making sure the wishes of the decedent are carried out appropriately.
Trust Administration in Hayward and San Lorenzo
Our firm has witnessed the trend to preserve and protect assets through irrevocable or revocable trusts designed to avoid the time and hassle of probate. We represent beneficiaries and trustees during the administration of these living trusts. Our role is to help ensure assets are distributed accurately as well as to address any problems that may result when a party attempts to contest a trust or questions the good faith of the trustee.
When you have questions about estate planning for yourself or a loved one, it is important to seek professional advice from a qualified lawyer. Get the legal representation you need in probate or trust administration matter by contacting the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at 510-791-2244.