Do I Need a Sacramento Probate Paralegal?
Having a loved one pass away is an emotionally difficult time. When you are left to handle their estate it can make it even harder. If your loved one nominated you in their Last Will and Testament to serve as the executor of their Will, you probably have many questions. If your loved one died without a Will you may be wondering what you need to do. Our Sacramento probate paralegal can help you through the process.
Probate paralegals in Sacramento work under the direction and supervision of a licensed California probate attorney. This means that your probate matter will be reviewed by an attorney that will supervise and direct the paralegal on what to do. All of the paralegal’s work will also be reviewed by a licensed attorney. If you are looking for an affordable solution to administering your loved one’s estate, call Sacramento Paralegal Services.
What Can a Probate Paralegal in Sacramento Do For Me?
Our Sacramento paralegals can help you filed your loved one’s Will in the Sacramento probate court. This is a requirement to administer an estate where the decedent had a valid Will at the time of death. Our probate paralegal can help you complete and file the petition for administration of an estate. Next, you will need to attend a probate court hearing where you may be required to file a bond with the court. We can help you obtain a surety bond for probate.
Once you are appointed as the personal representative or executor you will need letters of testamentary in order to handle the estate’s assets. The letters will allow you to collect assets held in bank accounts, sell securities, pay bills the estate owes, and sell the decedent’s home and other property. Our probate attorney can assist with all of this. If you need representation in probate court, our supervising probate attorney can represent you.
Before distributing estate assets, you will need to settle the debts of the estate. You will also need to locate and notify heirs and beneficiaries of the probate court proceedings. An accounting of the probate assets will need to be completed and filed with the court if required. It is important to remember that the personal representative or executor can be held personally liable for mishandling the administration or the involved assets.
Our Probate Paralegals Can Help:
- Lodge the Will
- Locate Heirs and Beneficiaries
- Complete and File a Petition for Probate
- Obtain a Probate Surety Bond
- Complete an Inventory and Appraisal of the Estate’s Assets
- Obtain Letters of Testamentary
- Settle Estate Debts
- Probate Accountings
- Petition for Final Distribution
How Much Does a Probate Paralegal Charge in Sacramento?
Our probate paralegals work under the direction and supervision of a California licensed probate attorney. When you call Sacramento Paralegal Services, you will speak with the supervising attorney who will evaluate your case and give you an estimated cost. Paralegals in Sacramento cannot do everything for you. They prohibited by law from giving legal advice and cannot represent you in court. If your situation calls for legal advice and attorney representation, our supervising probate attorney can provide these services.
Contact Our Sacramento Probate Paralegal
Sacramento Paralegal Services understands that handling the affairs of a loved one that has passed away is difficult and stressful. We are here to help you through this difficult time. We can help you through the probate process from petition to final distribution. If you need legal assistance with the administration of an estate, call our Sacramento probate paralegal at 916-542-0102 or make an appointment online.