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 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:
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.
If you are considering starting a business, you probably already have a picture in your mind. You know what products or services you want to offer and what image you want to present to the public. With all the excitement of a new business venture, it can be easy to forget the legal details. But those details can have huge tax and liability implications on your business and your investors. At Edgar Law Group, LLP, we have helped aspiring entrepreneurs throughout California take these first important steps toward starting a business. As a business formation attorney in San Jose, Ronda Edgar listens to her clients’ goals and vision and helps them establish the business structure that works best for them.
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.
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.