Do you need an attorney's help with a probate or to contest a will or trust?
Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. Attorney Amanda Ebey has over 20 years of experience helping San Francisco residents efficiently and cost-effectively with their legal matters.
What is Probate?
When a person dies leaving more than $100,000 in gross assets in California, the estate must go through the probate process, unless the assets are in a properly drafted and funded trust. A person applies to the court to be named as the executor (if there is a will) or administrator (if there is no will).
The court supervises the administration of the estate, approves the actions and expenses of the administration, makes certain that proper notices have been given, that the assets are correctly appraised, and that the rightful heirs receive their inheritance.
The probate process can be lengthy and complicated, but we handle probates efficiently and as quickly as possible. We are familiar with state and local rules that affect your case. We help and guide you through the process so that you know what your rights and duties are as the personal representative, or beneficiary, of the estate.
We have successfully handled many contests of wills and trusts for forgery, undue influence, and fraud. Proving that a will or trust is invalid involves careful investigation of the supporting facts, presentation of the legal theories that support the facts, and often expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. These cases are often emotionally difficult to pursue on your own because they involve family disputes and issues of betrayal of trust. In these circumstances, the best thing that you can do is to hire a qualified, experienced attorney advise you and to see you through the litigation.
No matter what type of probate or estate is presented, you will receive personal, hands-on, aggressive legal representation from Amanda L. Ebey.
If you think we can be of assistance with your probate or trust matter, please contact us at (415) 989-8070 or write to us.
We look forward to hearing from you.