Probate is required when a person dies without a living trust; it is the legal process of transferring one's property at death, either by will or intestate succession. The probate court determines whether a decedent's will is legally valid, their debts are paid and their assets are distributed according to the desires expressed in the will. If a person dies without a will or other testamentary document, the probate laws of the State of California decide how the assets are distributed.
Our firm handles all types of probate administrations. Jerry represents executors, administrators, creditors and beneficiaries, depending on the client's needs and desires.