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Understanding Probate

After a loved one passes away, probate may become necessary. This is a complicated process that can be difficult to understand. Goodrich & Cheung, LLP, can help you through it. We have worked with clients throughout Southern California. Our attorneys can take some of the burden off of your shoulders so that your family can focus on grieving.

What You Need To Know

Probate has several functions. During this time, the court will decide if a will is valid. The executor of the will also has to identify, locate and secure all assets. Final debts and taxes will be paid, as well. Then, the assets are transferred to the beneficiaries or heirs. It can be costly in terms of both time and money. Family members who contest the will can also slow the process down as well. This is why it is crucial to have the right attorney by your side.

It is important to know that everything does not have to go through probate. Trusts, life insurance policies and certain times of jointly owned property may be able to bypass this process. If your personal property or real property is worth less than $150,000, it is also possible to avoid it. Every situation is different, and it can be hard to navigate this on your own. Our goal is to make things run efficiently and effectively. With our help, this will be over before you know it.

Don’t Wait; Call Now

We understand how hard it is to lose a loved one. Dealing with the legal system is hard enough on its own. Put your trust in a firm that cares about their clients and wants to help them move forward. Call our office in San Diego at 760-352-8463 to schedule a consultation today. You can also fill out our contact form online.