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Probate is the court-supervised process that involves the administration of a decedent's estate. The court oversees payment of liabilities and the distribution of assets. Unfortunately, probate is an expensive, time-consuming, highly public and often frustrating process, made all the more difficult by the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one.



While much of Stephen Grant’s practice is devoted to helping clients avoid probate entirely, the Law Office of Stephen E. Grant can guide you through the legal complexities of probate with compassion and understanding.



The probate process begins with a phone call to the Law Office of Stephen E. Grant.



Stephen Grant prides himself on offering effective probate representation that guides clients step-by-step from beginning of the case until the end. Even in situations where disputes or conflicts arise – including intra-family disputes, will contests, allegations of estate mismanagement or other claims – the Law Office of Stephen E. Grant is ready to step in and provide effective counsel.


Call for a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Probate Administration Lawyer


Contact us now to have the Law Office of Stephen E. Grant probate your loved one’s estate, or ask Stephen Grant a question about whether you even need a probate – it’s possible that a simpler small-estate administration would be all that is required.



We handle all probate matters, including:


Rescuing the Pro-Per Petitioner. Picking up your probate in the middle.


Finalizing an individual's affairs and distributing assets can be a complicated process. People make the mistake of either handling these matters on their own or going to a paralegal or document preparer. This can result in costly errors and delays if the matters are not handled appropriately according to the relevant rules and laws.


Stephen Grant will pick up your probate in the middle and help you close the estate.



If you need to probate a will or require legal probate services, call the Law Office of Stephen E. Grant at (213) 545-1331 today; or contact us to ask Stephen Grant a question.



Dying Without a Will


When an individual dies without a will, the state assumes responsibility for administering his or her estate. Dying without a will is known as dying "intestate." Family members may have limited power in determining how the estate is distributed. For small estates, this may not present many legal challenges. However, for high-value estates, it is advisable to speak to a probate attorney about possible legal options.


Small-Estate Administration


In certain circumstances, a decedent’s personal property may be transferred to the “successors” of the decedent without the need to open a probate. The decedent’s entire estate must qualify as a small estate and must meet all of the requirements of sections 13100-13115 of the California Probate Code. If these requirements are met, the decedent’s successors will be able to take title of the property without having to endure the arduous probate process.



The Law Office of Stephen E. Grant can execute and notarize a Small Estate Affidavit for you to collect your deceased loved one’s assets.




Call (213) 545-1331 today to see whether your loved one’s estate can be administered outside of probate, or contact us to ask Stephen Grant a question.



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