probate

The emotions associated with losing a loved one can make it difficult to deal with any legal matter that may result from a loved one’s death. At Miller Law, our primary goal is to protect your interests and relieving the legal burden that may follow the passing of a loved one. We provide a complete range of probate and estate administration services. While every probate case is unique, our goal is to wrap up all outstanding issues as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Probate is the process that winds up an estate's financial affairs and enables the distribution of estate assets to the decedent's designated beneficiaries. Properly conducted, probate does not have to be expensive or time consuming. With the help of an experienced probate attorney, even complex estates can be efficiently probated.

The probate process includes gathering the deceased’s assets, inventorying them, paying the expenses of the deceased’s last illness and burial, paying creditor claims, distributing the remaining estate assets to the beneficiaries, preparing an accounting, and closing the probate case. We also represent beneficiaries when they are concerned that the personal representative may not be properly administering their loved one’s probate estate.

Ventura Probate Law Services

At Miller Law, we have experience in a wide range of probate, inheritance, and trust matters including the following:

  • Probating wills
  • Administering trusts
  • Legal counsel for trustees, executors, administrators and beneficiaries
  • Distribution of assets
  • Challenges to fiduciaries
  • Will contests

Contesting a Will

Probate litigation can be emotionally stressful and lengthy. Miller Law helps clients resolve disputes economically, quickly, and privately through alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and arbitration. However, we also have extensive experience in probate litigation and will provide vigorous representation at trial if that is the best way to protect your interests.

Probate litigation may include:

  • Will contests
  • Trust litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Contract disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Business succession

Contact Us

If you have estate planning and probate issues or elder law matters in California, but you are located in another state, we would be happy to assist you. We frequently advise out-of-state clients regarding probate matters. Contact our Ventura office at 805.218.0113 or email us.

 

   
   
   
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