California Probate Lawyer
Southern California Probate Lawyer Serving Orange, Riverside, Anaheim, Whittier & Beyond
I’ve been doing probate in California for 30 years, and I have excellent ratings and reviews from clients. I know what I’m doing, and I’m dedicated to making the process as simple and stress-free for you as I can. With The Probate Guy on your team, you can rest assured your probate will get done right, with a minimum of the time, expense and anxiety often associated with probate. Call me an experienced California probate lawyer for a FREE consultation at 714-522-8880, and get started today!
Probate Strategy (That no other probate attorney will tell you!)
Probate is the way your estate gets distributed to your spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives, or other people or places you have chosen. What is your estate? Do you have a home, a car, furniture and appliances, jewelry, a savings account? Everything you own is part of your estate. After you die, it all has to go somewhere. Hopefully, you have done some estate planning in advance, where you created wills and trusts to decide who gets all your stuff. Depending on how you did your estate plan, some, most or all of your property might have to go through probate before it gets to your heirs. A will, for instance, has to go through probate so a court can decide that the will is real and valid. The executor of the estate has to notify creditors, so they have an opportunity to present claims for payment before the heirs get their shares. These claims have to be paid or, if disputed, litigated. The heirs themselves can also sue if they think the will is invalid or is the product of some other person’s undue influence on the testator (a fancy legal word for the person making the will).
- No upfront fees; I advance all costs and expenses of probate
- I speak to you in plain English, not legalese
- I work with you over email and mail; you never have to travel
- I appear in court for you so you don’t ever have to
All of these things (and more) are part of probate. I’m attorney Robert L. Cohen, The Probate Guy, and I handle probates throughout Southern California, with a focus on communities in Los Angeles and Orange County like Anaheim, Fullerton, La Mirada, Orange, Compton, Downey and Gardena. Call me if you have any questions or need help with a California probate. I’m here to make probate easy. I advance all fees, costs and expenses of probate, I do all the work personally (no paralegals), and I work with clients through email and mail, so they never have to go to court or come to my office to get their probate done. You have enough to do and enough to worry about. I’m here to take probate off your plate and relieve you of what would otherwise be a major headache.
Probate in California? I’m Your Guy!
I’m not one of those lawyers who has to make everything look complicated and mysterious, so you have no choice but to hire me. I want to answer all of your questions and give you as much information as you want or need. I know from 30 years of experience doing probate that it is not something you should or would want to do on your own. I’ve put all the information I think you might need right here on this website, but if you have other questions, call me, and I’ll be happy to visit with you at no charge.
Home Sales and Probate
Questions always come up when a house is part of the probate estate. What do I do with the house? How can I transfer the house into my name? If you are keeping the house, I can walk you through the process to transfer the title. If selling it, I can guide you through the tedious procedure of clearing out the house, readying it for sale, and handling the proceeds correctly. Dealing with a house in probate is a daunting task, but remember, I’m here to make probate easy and trouble-free. One more thing: If the homeowner had a reverse mortgage on the house, call me immediately. The lender is likely moving quickly to foreclose on the property, so we have to move even faster to stop it.