Experienced Guidance For The Probate Process
If you face the probate process in California, The Desert Soto Law Group in Indian Wells is here for you. We are well-versed in California probate procedures and can guide you through these complex matters.
What Is Probate?
- Determining the natural heirs to the estate
- Paying the debts of the estate
- Collecting bills for the estate
- Distributing assets in accordance with a will
- If there is no will, assets will be distributed according to state law.
What Is The Cost Of Probate?
These costs can vary widely and are determined by a number of factors, including the size of the estate. California Probate Code section 10810 sets the maximum fees attorneys can charge for a probate. However, a probate court can order higher fees for cases that are litigated or more complicated, such as tax problems, real estate sales, etc.
For probates within the normal process, the fees are 4 percent of the first $100,000 of the gross value of the estate, 3 percent of the next $100,000, 2 percent of the next $800,000, 1 percent of the next $9 million, and one-half percent of 1 percent of the next $15 million. For estates larger than $25 million, the court will determine a reasonable fee.
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If you are seeking an experienced probate lawyer in the Coachella Valley, our law firm is here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 760-610-0519.