Probate Attorneys Serving Rancho Bernardo and North County San Diego
What Are The Costs of Probate in California?
A total of about five percent (5%) of your estate is paid to your attorney and executor for their services. In addition to the compensation paid to the attorney and executor, the Court fees can amount to between $1,500 - $2,500. Probate is a court-supervised procedure for validating a will (if there is one), paying debts, and distributing the property of a deceased person. The procedure lasts about one year.
Statutory California Probate Fees and Commissions
The Size of Estate is calculated on the gross, value of the estate. This means that your debt does not reduce the size of your estate. The statutory Probate fees and Commissions are as follows:
Size of Estate
How Can I Avoid The Costs of a California Probate?
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.
Contact Our Firm For A Consultation
To speak with our Rancho Bernardo lawyers about saving the costs associated with probate, call us at 858-485-1990 or email us directly using the online contact form. The first 60 minutes of the initial appointment are free, and we will clearly explain fee arrangements at this consultation.
Robinson & Wilson, A Law Corporation, in Rancho Bernardo, California, represents clients throughout San Diego County and the North County Inland Corridor, including Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain, Poway, Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Sorrento Valley, Mira Mesa, La Jolla, Encinitas and Carlsbad.
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