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Pasadena Area Probate Lawyer

imageProbate is the court process for organizing the estate and making distributions following the loss of a loved one. The probate process is rarely quick or easy. Yet if no trust is in place, probate will almost certainly be necessary to sort out your loved one's estate.

At the California law firm of Robert G. Petrovich, Attorney at Law, we can shoulder the legal burdens of the probate process so you can focus on dealing with the personal issues involved with the loss of a loved one. We represent fiduciaries (executors, administrators or personal representatives), beneficiaries and other interested parties. Drawing on more than 35 years of experience, lawyer Robert Petrovich provides sharp legal guidance in an approachable and understandable manner.

What Does Probate Entail?

Probate typically involves numerous steps and detailed legal obligations. In general, the executor or administrator is responsible for:

  • Determining the existence or validity of your loved one's will
  • Preparing an inventory and detailed accounting of your loved one's estate
  • Identifying creditors and satisfying debts out of the estate
  • Making distributions of assets in accordance with your loved one's will

Given the strong emotions involved in probate, disputes sometimes erupt regarding the wishes and goals of the person who passed away. Our firm handles probate litigation as well as uncontested estate administration.

Avoiding Probate

Advance planning can help you avoid the costly financial and emotional toll of probate. In particular, trusts can be tailored to reflect your specific wishes while keeping your property out of probate.

We have a well-established estate planning practice that has faithfully served generations of clients. Robert Petrovich can help you analyze your options and implement a solid estate plan to accomplish your goals.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Whether you are facing probate, conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, or complex estate planning decisions, we can help. Call 626-792-5955 or contact us online to schedule a private consultation. Based in San Marino (near Pasadena), probate attorney Robert Petrovich handles cases throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

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