Santa Monica Probate Attorneys
The probate process can be very complex and time-consuming. However, with experienced legal guidance, it is possible to resolve probate matters in an efficient, cost-effective and worry-free manner.
At Sultan & Sultan, we have been handling probate and estate administration matters for more than 20 years. We take the worry out of probate. Our attorneys will work with you personally, protecting your rights as we guide you through the probate process.
We provide knowledgeable guidance and strong advocacy to clients in Santa Monica, Malibu and West Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, as well as those from across the United States and around the world who have probate matters in California.
Probate In California
When a person dies in California, his or her estate often goes through probate — a court process by which the assets of the estate are managed and distributed. When the executor or administrator of an estate is appointed by the court, he or she will get paid out of the estate. Every probate is different, but most involve the following steps:
- Appointing an executor or administrator of the estate
- Appraising assets
- Identifying and paying creditors
- Filing tax returns
- Distributing wealth and assets to beneficiaries
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling probate matters and are prepared to handle the probate of large estates with complex assets.
With sound estate planning, it is often possible to avoid probate altogether. We handle probate and estate planning matters and can provide you with the legal guidance you need whether you are planning for the future or finalizing the legal and financial affairs of a loved one.
Estate Dispute Lawyer Serving Beverly Hills And Surrounding Areas
If you are seeking representation for a probate matter or are engaged in an estate dispute, our lawyers are here for you. Contact us today at 310-401-7601 or toll free at 800-435-0484 to arrange a free initial phone consultation with an experienced Santa Monica estate planning lawyer. We serve clients in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and Malibu and throughout Southern California, as well as those from across the United States and around the world who have legal matters in California.