San Jose Estate Administration Attorneys
Administering an Estate
If you and your family have recently lost a loved one, administering an estate only adds to your emotional turmoil. Having an experienced attorney to assist you is invaluable. Sue Campbell and Matthew Minser are attorneys who focus exclusively on estate administration, probate and related areas of the law. With a law office located in San Jose, they serve clients from throughout Santa Clara County and Northern California. Our attorneys are prepared to handle even the most complex cases and assist you with estate administration or the creation of a will or trust.
What is Probate? Do I Need an Attorney?
Probate is a process in which a court supervises the distribution of an estate. By California state law, any estate with no will is required to go through the probate process, but even estates with wills valued at more than $150,000 may be subject to probate.
Having an impartial third party with knowledge of the estate administration process is a huge advantage. A probate lawyer can account for assets, ensure that all owed taxes are paid properly, determine and locate the estate's heirs, and distribute the estate to those heirs. With years of experience working with families in probate, our attorneys possess immense knowledge in this area of the law. Our attorneys will help to make sure your loved one's estate is distributed fairly. We are San Jose estate administration attorneys experienced with:
- Wills and trusts
- Tax planning
- Marshalling of assets
- Division of real estate property
- Planning for children with special needs
- Representation for out-of-state clients
Representation for Personal Representatives and Estate Executors
Personal representatives and executors can be held accountable for any errors or delays to the administration of an estate. If you have been designated the trustee of an estate, our estate administration and probate lawyers will use their experience to efficiently and effectively guide you through the trust settlement process. We will be dedicated to ensuring your legal obligations as a trustee are fulfilled in a timely manner.
Free Attorney Consultation
For a free consultation with experienced and focused San Jose estate administration attorneys, contact our office to set up an appointment. Feel free to call our office at 408-277-0648 or contact us by e-mail. Early morning and evening appointments are available by request.