The loss of a loved one is always difficult, and managing the assets can add stress to the grieving process. At the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings in San Rafael, California, we guide you through the probate and trust administration process to ensure the last wishes of your loved one are carried out as specified.
During the probate process, the executor of a will is in charge of settling the deceased's estate, such as locating assets, paying debts and distributing the remainder of the estate to the named beneficiaries. To handle probate matters effectively, it is recommended that you work with an experienced estate planning attorney who can ensure that the will in place is legally binding and that the details are followed according to the written specifications. The Law Offices of J.R. Hastings files the necessary paperwork, provides thorough counsel and goes to court with you, as necessary.
At the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings, our estate planning attorneys can create and administer your living trust to ensure that your legacy is preserved and your assets are handled according to your wishes. A trust holds certain assets that can be quickly and inexpensively passed on to your loved ones upon your death, avoiding the lengthy, and more expensive, probate process. We carefully draft trusts to protect your best interests now and avoid unnecessary taxes for your beneficiaries. We also provide representation in trust litigation in the event a trust is contested.
If you need legal assistance with a probate or trust issue, call the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings today at 415-459-6635 or contact us online at www.jrhastingslaw.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an initial consultation at a reduced fee today.