Inland Empire Probate Attorneys
Providing Support & Guidance through the Probate Process
The Inland Empire probate lawyers at Moga Law Firm provide knowledgeable legal support to family and fiduciary clients in San Bernardino & Riverside County who need assistance probating a California estate. We also help with trust and will disputes, and represent clients in probate litigation.
We provide caring and professional legal counsel to help executors, administrators and grieving families through the California probate process efficiently and responsibly. With over 20 years of legal experience and a background in accounting, firm principal Scot Thomas Moga’s technical abilities are substantive and wide-ranging.
Upland Probate Services
The goal of probate is to tie up all of the loose ends of a deceased person’s financial affairs and distribute his or her assets to beneficiaries without further legal issues. The probate process begins with the filing of a petition for probate at the Superior Court in the county where the decedent lived. An executor (also called an administrator or personal representative) is responsible for the management of probate, including:
- Filing the petition for probate with the court
- Identifying heirs and beneficiaries
- Obtaining an inventory and appraisal of the assets of an estate
- Paying outstanding debts owed by the deceased person
- Collecting money owed to the estate
- Distributing property as directed by the will
- Paying state, federal, and estate taxes as necessary
- Managing assets to prevent losses
An Upland probate attorney from Moga Law Firm can assist in every aspect of probate, providing sound legal guidance to help even inexperienced executors efficiently accomplish the goals of probate while complying with California probate law. By working with an experienced probate lawyer, you can minimize the potential for errors in the probate process, and you will have the support you need should a problem arise with the estate.
Probate Conflicts & Litigation
Unfortunately, the probate process does not always move smoothly. There may be issues with the initial estate planning document and questions may arise regarding the management of probate administration or the operation of a trust. Moga Law Firm has significant experience handling these and other probate litigation issues.
Upland Probate & Trust Administration Lawyer
In addition to properly drafting the trusts, Moga Law Firm provides trust administration services that include contacting the beneficiaries; gathering, valuing and managing the trust assets; notifying any creditors; paying debts, taxes and final expenses; and distributing any remaining income and assets in accordance with the terms of the trust.
Moga Law Firm can address all matters concerning trusts, estates, and probate, including commonly litigated issues such as title or accounting disputes, will or trust contests, and recovery of assets. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 909-931-2444 or contact us online. Se habla español.