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Estate Administration

Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys in Southern California

Estate administration involves the management of a deceased individual’s property.Simply stated, the administering of an an estate is the process of finding and gathering the assets, paying the debts and taxes, and distributing the assets to the heirs. To those suddenly thrown into this process, this seemingly “simple” process can be filled with the pitfalls of ignored and unfilled tax returns, overlooked creditors, and missed deadlines that can cost the estate money and lost opportunities. Add to that the personal liability and Fiduciary responsibilities of a newly-appointed Executor, the likelihood of a Will contest, and a “simple” estate administration quickly goes from simple to complicated.

We can act as Executor or partner as legal counsel to the Appointed Executor

Death, whether foreseeable or not, is always a devastating experience. In the midst of this emotional turmoil, one or more persons will be named as the Executor, Administrator or Trustee, and upon this “responsible person” the burden will fall of administering the estate. Following the death of family member, or following the death of a business partner, the guidance, advice, and counsel of an experienced probate law attorney is an essential tool that will ensure that the assets of the estate are successfully transferred to the Beneficiaries according to law and in accord with the decedent’s legally documented wishes in Fiduciary and timely manner.

We can act as Executor or partner as legal counsel to the Appointed Executor

We routinely assist Executors in fulfilling their Fiduciary responsibilities to the Estates. Our attorneys, paralegals and staff are experienced in finding and gathering all of a decedent’s assets and placing them under the control of the Executor by having title changed to the estate. We can assist or prepare an estate tax return which is often necessary in the 12 to 24 month period of administration. Because of our experience, we are able to efficiently conclude an estate administration by managing the distribution of the assets to the beneficiaries so that the complex responsibilities of the Executor can be concluded as quickly as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executor of an Estate

As the Executor of an estate, you have Fiduciary responsibility to manage your required tasks ethically and with to the benefit of the Grantor and Beneficiaries.  You are forbidden to take advantage of your position for personal gain and you must avoid all conflicts of interest.  You are required to establish separate bank accounts and produce detailed accountings to the court.  If you have been named to administer a decedent’s estate, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Estate Administration attorney at the onset.

Experienced Estate Administration Attorneys Serving Southern California

To ensure experienced and competent estate administration, consider adding Vincent W. Davis & Associates to your administration team. Mr. Davis is a skilled and seasoned Southern California estate administration lawyer. Moreover, Mr. Davis is tough and zealous in the defense of his clients’ rights. He will be happy to meet with you and review your case, advise you of what to expect, and how he might help you.

Set Up a Day, Evening or Weekend Appointment Now

At Vincent W. Davis & Associates, we are ready to immediately help you with your probate administration tasks. Mr. Davis is a skilled and experienced Probate Administration attorney and would be pleased to help make your probate administration duties as smooth as possible. For assistance, please contact The Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates in Southern California for a complimentary consultation with Mr. Davis personally. Consultations are available in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire including Riverside or San Bernardino Counties. We also handle California Probate and Estate matters for out of state individuals.

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Arcadia Office
150 N. Santa Anita Ave,
Suite 200
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 446-6442
Fax: (626)-446-6454

Beverly Hills Office
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)-880-5733

La Mirada Office
Cerritos Towne Center
17777 Center Court Drive ,
Suite 600
Cerritos, California, 90703
Phone: 888-888-6542

Los Angeles Office
Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street,
31st Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90013
Phone: (213)-400-4132

Long Beach Office
Landmark Square
111 West Ocean Blvd.,
Suite 400
Long beach, California, 90802

Irvine Office
Oracle Tower
17901 Von Karman Avenue,
Suite 600
Irvine, California, 92614
Phone: (949)-203-3971
Fax: (949)-203-3972

Ontario Office
Lakeshore Center
3281 E. Guasti Road,
7th Floor
City of Ontario, California, 91761

Riverside Office
Turner Riverwalk
11801 Pierce Street,
Suite 200
Riverside, California, 92505
Phone: (909)-996-5644

San Diego
Emerald Plaza
402 West Broadway,
Suite #400
San Diego, California, 92101
Phone: (619)-885-2070

Aliso Viejo
Ladera Corporate Terrace
999 Corporate Drive,
Suite 100
Ladera Ranch, California, 92694
Phone: (714) 721-3822