Do I need a probate attorney?
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Do I Need A Probate Attorney In California?

If a loved one has passed away recently, and you are either a beneficiary or have been named executor or administrator of a will, you might be asking yourself “Do I need a probate attorney in California?” What if the estate is extremely small, with no real property or complex assets to distribute? What if you are the only beneficiary of the estate? Do you still have to incur the time and expense of taking the will through the probate process?

At the Law Office of Barbara J. Dibble, I have experience handling estate and probate matters. I have a comprehensive understanding of the probate process, as well as your rights and obligations. I have built my practice by listening to my clients, and by dedicating myself to a high level of client service and attention. I will take as much time as is necessary to learn the details of your situation, so that I can develop the most effective strategy to get the outcome you want.

Why A Probate Attorney Makes Sense

When someone dies and leaves property that is titled in his or her name alone and that is not set up to automatically transfer to someone else (such as to a surviving joint tenant or to a designated beneficiary of an insurance policy), then a probate may be needed to determine ownership of that property, whether or not the person had a will. In that case, it’s a good idea to have an experienced probate attorney review the facts to help you determine if a probate is needed, or if there are other ways of transferring the property without the time and expense of a full court-supervised probate.

Here To Help When You Need It

To arrange a private meeting with an experienced California, probate lawyer, contact me online or call my office at 714-515-5126. Your initial consultation is free. I will meet with you evenings and weekends upon request. My office is by the courthouse in Fullerton, near the 57 and 91 freeways.