California Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers
Compassion and Experience When You Need it Most
The aftermath of losing a loved one is a difficult time. While you are mourning your loss, the clock is ticking on getting the estate, financial and legal affairs in order. Taxes need to be paid, debts settled and assets distributed to the beneficiaries on top of making funeral arrangements and handling other personal matters. The law firm of the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C. can help.
Our California estate planning and probate attorneys express the deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your family member. When you visit our Los Angeles law office, you will be greeted by warm and friendly lawyers and staff who understand your situation and are committed to guiding you through the legal processes as efficiently and effectively as possible. We strive to take the stress out of probate or trust administration. And with nearly a century of experience behind us, you can feel confident your legal needs will be taken care of so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
Orange County, California, Estate Administration Lawyers
We understand that probate and estate administration can be an unfamiliar and intimidating process. We will guide you through each stage so that you are sure to fulfill the necessary legal obligations and avoid potential pitfalls. While we hope that there are no conflicts, we are skilled litigators who will assertively represent your interests in probate litigation if necessary. Our objective is to provide reliable, accessible and dependable administration services so the assets are distributed according to the decedent’s wishes and so you can move forward.
Using our estate administration services can help ensure your desires and needs are met. We are paid a percentage of the assets of the estate, so you do not need to worry about affording our representation.
Contact our estate planning and probate attorneys today for an initial consultation.
What to Do When a Family Member Dies
In addition to this being an emotional time, the loss of a loved one can be a confusing time as you try to figure out how to handle the body, obtain a death certificate and handle other affairs. You should consider whether your loved one had a will or trust, or died intestate (without a will). This can help determine the steps you take to take care of the estate. You may need to contact family and friends. Calling a doctor is also important to obtain a death certificate, and if your loved died at home, contacting a coroner or police officer may be necessary as well.
Ultimately, the steps you take will depend on your family situation and the circumstances surrounding the death. Please feel free to contact our law firm for general guidance on the legal matters you should consider.