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When You Need A San Jose Probate Lawyer

Helping resolve conflicts and expediting the probate process

Most people are aware that there is a process for transferring property after a person’s death, but few people have any detailed understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of the probate process. There are legal duties and procedures by which the executor must abide and timelines that may limit a beneficiary or other interested party’s opportunity to assert rights.

If you are named the executor of the estate of a deceased loved one or if you are a beneficiary who believes an estate is being handled incorrectly, a San Jose probate lawyer may be able to help. At Edgar Law Group, LLP, we represent both executors and beneficiaries during probate and estate administration proceedings. Our principal probate attorney in San Jose, Ronda Edgar, handles cases ranging from routine probate to complex estate litigation.

Probate attorneys in San Jose know the process

Probate involves the court-supervised transition of property from the estate of a deceased person to his or her heirs. Because of the expense and delay probate can cause, a great deal of estate planning is geared toward minimizing the necessity of the probate process. But probate is not as complex and burdensome a process as some people make it out to be – at least it does not have to be if it is handled correctly by an experienced probate attorney in San Jose.

In addition to legal requirements of the routine probate process, estate administration can also become an arena for a variety of disputes, including:

  • Challenges to the validity of a will
  • Creditor claims against the estate
  • Interpretation of will provisions
  • Disputed accountings
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Competing wills
Probate and Trust Administration
  • Represents trustees in all aspects of trust administration including statutory notices and accounting to beneficiaries.
  • Represents executors and beneficiaries of decedent estates either intestate or to probate a Will and how to probate an estate, including creditor notices and other statutory requirements so that a probate estate can be distributed quickly and correctly.
  • Represents beneficiaries to ensure that the probate executor or trustee of a Trust is properly performing his or her legal duties.
Probate Litigation and Trust Litigation
  • Represents beneficiaries who are not receiving the distribution to which they are entitled, have not received an accounting, or where there is a breach of fiduciary duty, etc.
  • Represents trustees who need assistance distributing a Trust, providing an accounting to a beneficiary and other requirements.
  • Represents creditors of decedent estates to pursue a creditor claim.

As a San Jose probate attorney, Ronda Edgar takes a measured and practical approach to these and other probate disputes. Protracted litigation can stall probate for years and quickly consume the contents of the estate. A practical attorney knows how to broker resolutions to probate disputes but also protects executors and beneficiaries against unreasonable claims by other involved parties.

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As a real estate lawyer in San Jose, Ronda Edgar provides practical legal counsel to both current owners and purchasers of property. Edgar Law Group, LLP represents clients throughout California in a full range of real estate matters. We are conveniently located in downtown San Jose and serve businesses and individuals throughout the Bay Area, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Modesto and the surrounding areas. We offer flexible hours by appointment and free consultations. Call us today at 877-345-3591 or contact us online to discuss your case.

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We are available to discuss your case for free in an initial consultation. During this consultation, we can discuss specifically what our team will do to move your case forward and meet your needs. Call 877-345-3591 or email today to schedule a meeting.

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