Parents hold a family together. When parents die, siblings who value money more than anything fight and things can get ugly fast. Siblings who feel jealous, or slighted because they didn’t get the red bike, hire lawyers to fight with their family. This costs everybody time, money and destroys any hope of continuing family relationships.
What is Probate?
Probate is the process of transferring property when someone dies without proper planning. Probate Court transfers title to property to those people named in a will, or entitled to take under the law. Probate is costly, time consuming, psychologically challenging and public. Court fees are expensive and probate attorneys receive a percentage of the entire estate.
How can I avoid probate?
With the proper tools, your family can avoid Probate. In California people with real estate need to have a living trust. Do you or your parents have a living trust?
Learn more about Probate or contact Annette Dawson-Davis, Attorney at Law 805.498.0909