Our Ventura Probate Attorneys Will Guide You Through Difficult Times

 

Bartlett & Herrington, P.C. is devoted to providing exceptional probate administration services to families and individuals in Ventura, California.


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Our Ventura Probate Attorneys Will Guide You Through Difficult Times


Bartlett & Herrington, P.C. is devoted to providing exceptional probate administration services to families and individuals in Ventura, California.


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Call (805) 576-7693 to speak with our experienced Trusts & Estates attorneys.

VENTURA PROBATE ATTORNEYS

Probate is a court-supervised process for distributing the individually owned assets of a deceased person. Assets are distributed to beneficiaries following the instructions written in the person’s will (or California’s intestacy statutes if the person died without a will). Our law firm offers legal services to executors following a death in Ventura. The executor is responsible for ensuring that the assets of the estate are distributed properly and in a timely manner in Ventura Probate Court.

An overview of the valuable guidance we provide includes:

  • Review of the executed will
  • Gathering of all assets of the estate
  • Explanation of executor’s responsibilities
  • Estate tax analysis
  • Collection of death benefits
  • Creation of sub-trusts

If your loved one in Ventura recently passed away, contact the attorneys at Bartlett & Herrington today to discuss your probate needs.


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Carpinteria, CA 93013

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4299 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 101
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Phone: (805) 576-7693
Fax: (805) 576-7697

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The loss of a loved one is a tough experience for anyone. Not only do you have to deal with their absence, but you also have to take care of their estate. When faced with probate administration in Ventura, California, people can sometimes become overwhelmed with everything to settle. Introduce a bit of ease into the probate administration process with these tips.

Never try to handle the probate administration process on your own. The probate administration process involves a lot of step with duties that need specific people who are skilled enough to execute them. A team will guide you through the process and help you in any areas where you may become lost. If you try to handle it alone, you’ll quickly find out that the task is too daunting and will have to call in help anyway.

When hiring people for the probate team, always pick individuals who are qualified for each job. Every attorney, advisor, and accountant that you meet must have years of experience with estate administration and should have an active license to perform the duties associated with their job. Look for people who can be reached quickly and are willing to work hard on your behalf. The members of the team should be able to work together, so the administration process happens as painlessly as possible.

When dealing with probate administration affairs, it’s best to have some patience and work carefully. The process of taking care of this matter can take a long time, sometimes ranging from a few months to a few years. First timers to probate administration usually think that it only takes a month or less to solve everything, but this doesn’t always happen. Diligence is necessary, and when you handle the tasks at hand expediently, then the process will be smoother and won’t take as long.

Don’t do anything until all the necessary documents are ready. You’ll have to contact banks, heirs, and financial institutions to find out if any other assets were under the ownership of your loved one. A bank account will also need to be made for the estate. Organizing makes the probate administration process more efficient, and it lets you know where everything is and how it can be accessed.

It may not always be easy, but you should try to have an understanding of what your loved one intended when they made their plans for the estate. It’s a common occurrence that property instructions can be hard to figure out or may even be missing. A better understanding will make it easier to handle certain decisions regarding the estate, such as selling and dividing property. Knowing your loved one’s intentions lessens the chances of one of the heirs to the estate becoming angry with the others because of a decision that may not match what was intended by your loved one.

It’s difficult, and the timing may be wrong, but probate administration is necessary so that the estate will be in the right hands. Remember these tips and take the proper steps to ensure that your loved-ones will be at ease in such a difficult time.