Avoiding Probate in San Diego

Probate can be a lengthy and expensive process. It can take months, and sometimes years, after the death of a loved one to completely distribute assets through probate. A total of about five percent (5%) of the estate can be paid to your attorney and executor for their services. Simply having a will does not avoid probate, and everything that happens during the probate process becomes public record.

With help from Robinson & Wilson, A Law Corporation, in Rancho Bernardo in the city of San Diego, you can plan your estate to pass directly to your beneficiaries without probate. Our firm can educate you on how to avoid probate, such as:

  • Revocable living trusts
  • Beneficiary designations on: Bank accounts, IRA and retirement plans, Life insurance and annuities
  • Joint Ownership of Property
  • Joint tenancy with right of survivorship
  • Community property with right of survivorship

How Can I Avoid The Costs of Probate in San Diego?

Simply having a will does not avoid probate. You can plan for your estate to pass directly to your beneficiaries without probate. Using such a plan, your heirs can promptly transfer the assets using only a death certificate. Trusts are a primary ingredient in an effective estate plan, and there are five strategies that Robinson & Wilson, A Law Corporation can help you to employ to avoid probate. We work with you closely to get to know you and your unique circumstances, so that we can design the right plan for you and those you care so much about.