What is Probate? San Diego Probate Attorney

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in California Probate, Estate Planning | Comments Off on What is Probate? San Diego Probate Attorney

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What is Probate?

To some people, “probate” is just another one of those legal words they’ve heard but don’t understand. For those who’ve been through probate the word is associated with losing a loved one, money trouble, stress, courts, and all too often, rough times. Even so, many still are left asking the, what is probate?


As the California Courts official website states:


Losing a loved one is a sad and difficult time for family, relatives, and friends. In addition, those left behind must often figure out how to transfer or inherit property from the person who has died.

To do this, you must usually go to court. And dealing with the courts and the property of someone who has died is very complicated. Sometimes, however, family or relatives may be able to transfer property from someone who has died without going to court. But it is not always easy to tell whether you need to go to court or qualify to use a different procedure…we still encourage you to talk to a lawyer to get specific answers about your situation. You can usually pay the lawyer’s fees from the property in the case.


Here at GQ Law we understand the heartache and stress associated with the loss of a loved one and the subsequent probate process. While we put a lot of effort into encouraging individuals to avoid Probate by setting up a complete estate plan early on in life, we are no strangers to Probate. If you or someone you know needs help with the Probate process, we are here for you. Our initial consultation is free so don’t hesitate to call can talk to one of our supportive staff members today. Let the experts at GQ Law walk you through this complex process.


GQ Law 858-549-8600. We are here to help.

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