Probate Administration Serving Sacramento & Northern California

El Dorado Hills Probate Administration Attorney

Assisting Clients in Sacramento & Across Northern California

Have you recently lost a loved one and are you the one who will be responsible for settling their estate? At Yonano Law Offices, P.C., our El Dorado Hills probate administration lawyer has over 28 years of experience providing legal representation to executors and administrators throughout the probate process. We proudly serve clients throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, and we would be pleased to help you too.

What is Probate Administration?

Probate is the court-supervised process of validating a will, paying off a decedent's debts and taxes, transferring the decedent's property to the beneficiaries, and settling the decedent's estate.

The probate administration process typically goes as follows:

  • The named executor or administrator is appointed
    • If the decedent did not leave a will or name an executor in their will, the courts will appointment an administrator
  • Heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors are identified and notified about the estate
  • The estate's representative inventories and appraises property in the estate
  • The estate's representative pays any existing taxes and debts of the estate
  • The estate's representative distributes remaining assets to recognized beneficiaries

Under California law, the estate's personal representative must complete all probate actions within one year from the date they were appointed. An exception exists if they file a federal estate tax, allowing them to extend that time to 18 months.

Disputes and Complications During Probate

Sometimes, complications can arise during the probate process. Certain assets, such as life insurance policies or those held in a living trust, will bypass probate. Sometimes, real estate and other complex assets need to be sold, which can lengthen the probate process.

One significant issue during probate is when beneficiaries or others connected to the decedent dispute the will or contest the actions of the estate's representative. Litigating a probate dispute can take a long time, and the administration process cannot conclude until the dispute is resolved.

Call (916) 343-8488 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Contact Yonano Law Offices, P.C. Today!

When you meet with Attorney Yonano during a consultation, he can answer all of your questions about California's probate proceedings. If you have been appointed an executor or an administrator of an estate that is subject to probate proceedings, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities under the law.

Why work with Attorney Nick Yonano?

  • Graduated from Georgetown Law Center
  • Extensive knowledge of California's probate laws
  • In-depth knowledge of California's real estate laws and practice
  • Licensed California real estate broker
  • Practices in the state and federal courts
  • Member of the United States Supreme Court Bar

To learn more about probate administration and to find out if your estate qualifies for the simplified process, contact our El Dorado Hills probate administration lawyer today!

Decades of Experience Backed By a Mission to Guide & Protect Our Clients

  • We have handled probate cases for more than 28 years.
  • We are a full-service litigation firm serving all of Northern California.
  • Attorney Yonano is a member of several U.S. District Courts & U.S. Supreme Court Bar.
  • Attorney Yonano is a certified and licensed California real estate broker.

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