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Guiding Families Through The Haze Of Estate Administration

The loss of a loved one affects every family differently, and trying to navigate the complex probate laws in California in the fog of grief can be a monumental task. At SW Smyth LLP, we are committed to helping the families of Orange County put the frustrations of probate and estate administration behind them as smoothly as possible.

If you are facing probate or estate administration in Los Angeles, contact our firm as soon as you can.

Efficiency And Experience In California Probate

In California, estate administration refers to the execution of a decedent’s estate plan according to their will. This process typically involves verifying that the will is valid and legally binding. If there was no will, the estate must undergo probate to transfer the decedent’s property to their heirs.

In either case, a court-appointed personal representative becomes responsible for fulfilling any debts of the estate, gathering the assets and distributing them to beneficiaries.

In the presence of a will, the personal representative is designated in the will as an executor and has a duty to administer the estate according to the terms of the will. In the absence of a will, the personal representative, or administrator, distributes the assets according to California probate laws.

We Provide Experienced Guidance With Probate

This process can take months, preventing beneficiaries from receiving their property and keeping family members tied up in court proceedings. An inexperienced personal representative may struggle to follow the intricate processes involved in probate, causing further delays. This complicated process can be simplified with the guidance of a probate attorney.

The attorneys at SW Smyth LLP have decades of experience handling difficult probate matters in California. With our understanding of California estate laws, we can prevent delays in the distribution process and ensure that filing and notification requirements are fulfilled correctly.

SW Smyth LLP is and always will be a family-run firm. We understand that family dynamics can be delicate and that emotions can run high during legal challenges like probate. At our firm, we put family first because we understand its value. We work diligently to minimize conflicts during probate to keep relationships intact.

Don’t Face Estate Matters Alone – Call SW Smyth LLP

From our office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, we assist families facing probate throughout Orange County. Send us an email or call us at 323-486-0731 to tell us more about how we can help you fight through the haze of estate administration.