One day William’s daughter read in an article that a will was not the best way to leave property to heirs. Wills often involve long and expensive probate court proceedings and there are other, more-efficient ways to pass on savings to a family such as trusts. But William was a person who knew his own […]
Orange County Probate Lawyers Answer, “How Long Does It Take to Settle a Probate Estate in California?”
Whenever the time comes for an estate to be settled, many beneficiaries find themselves wondering how long the process is going to take. Orange County probate attorneys often tell clients that settling an estate through probate can take anywhere from eighteen months or longer here in California. In some cases, it may even take longer. […]
Is It a Bad Idea to Add My Kids to Title of My Home?
We often get asked this question: “wouldn’t this just be an easier way to avoid probate?” The reality is that is, of course, an option. However, there are many pitfalls (we detail 7 here) with that approach that get overlooked or are unknown. Watch this video to get the information you need before making such […]
What Is Probate and Why Do I Want to Avoid It?
We’ve all head that we should avoid probate but may not necessarily know the reasons behind the desire. Kevin explains probate in a nutshell in California and provides insights on the top five reasons why you want to avoid it.