We are very sorry if you recently lost a loved one. We know from first-hand experience how difficult this time can be. If a loved one has passed away in California owning real estate or with assets over $150,000 and no Living Trust (or only a will), then chances are you will have to open a Probate Court proceeding to settle the estate.
The California Probate Court Process has three major downsides (some would say evils):
This is the bad news. The good news is with the help of KR Hess Law, and attorney Kristina R. Hess, we will make the process as painless as possible, handling all of the court filings, court appearances and work, so that you can rest easy and get through the process as quickly and smoothly as possible.
If you may need a Probate, please contact our office for a complimentary 30 minute Probate Consultation.
It may be too late for your loved ones if they passed away without a Living Trust or Estate Plan, but it is not too late for you to make sure your loved ones avoid probate and have things flow smoothly without court intervention. San Diego Probate Attorney Kristina Hess can help you avoid the pain, frustration, family division, time and expense of navigating the California Probate Court by creating an estate plan or living trust that will protect and provide for your loved ones when the unexpected happens.
It is devastating to lose a loved one, and feuds over the estate only exacerbate an already painful situation. These family debates can also eat away at the estate through attorney’s fees and the time and energy of those involved.
If you own real property in the state of California valued in excess of $20,000, you can avoid probate for your loved ones by setting up a living trust in which you make your wishes known, and your assets are properly owned and funded. Create legacies that last and avoid family upheaval with simple estate planning. Start today.