Probate: What Is It?

After a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to focus on what steps to take. With the help of an experienced attorney, you will begin the process of probate. The staff at Douglas Wright Law APC have helped people throughout California work through probate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Probate is known as the process in which property is transferred after a person's death. This includes the collection, management and distribution of an estate. Some property transitions quickly and effortlessly to another party upon death. Certain trusts avoid probate, while others must go through the court to be examined. With the help of our dedicated attorney, we will work with you to make the transition as smooth as possible.

What You Can Expect

Our firm will always be upfront and honest with you. There are a lot of misconceptions about probate, probate litigation and probate court. Douglas Wright Law APC has come up with an acronym to accurately describe what the probate process is like. We describe probate as "HELL."

  • Hassle
  • Expensive
  • Lengthy
  • Litigation

While it may seem like a "hassle" for you to go through everything, that is where our experienced team can help. We will go through everything with a fine-tooth comb and make sure that it is addressed. While it can be "expensive" we will do our best to get you the best possible result. It can also be a "lengthy" process, typically taking about a year. The last letter, "litigation," means that we are dealing with other lawyers and judges on your behalf. We are here to work for you and your family during this difficult time and have your best interest at heart.

Legal Guidance When You Need It Most

If you and your family are facing probate, it is important to reach out to an experienced legal team. Dealing with a judge without representation can be intimidating. We will use our years of experience to help you and your family during this stressful time. Call our Redding office today at 530-243-6000 or fill out our contact form online.