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  • Palm Desert Probate Attorney
    Palm Desert Probate Attorney Probate is a court process that validates a person's will and oversees the distribution of assets subject to the terms of the will. If a person dies without a valid will (intestate), the probate court will apply applicable state law to determine the estate's beneficiaries. Interested in information about Palm Desert, Palm Desert Probate Lawyers or Palm Desert Probate Attorneys? See below for more Palm Desert Probate details. What Is Probate? A will is determined to be the will-maker's final statement regarding how the will-maker wants his or her property distributed. Probate is the court-supervised process of proving a will, appointing an executor, and settling an estate; but by custom, it has come to be understood as t
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  • Will and Trust
    Palm Desert Wills and Trusts Palm Desert Probate Probate is the legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person, specifically resolving all claims and distributing the decedent's property. More Information: Palm Desert Probate Palm Desert Estate Planning Traditional Estate Planning means preparing for the orderly and efficient transfer of assets after death. Estate Planning involves planning for the accumulation and distribution of an estate during lifetime as well as at death. More Information: Palm Desert Estate Planning Palm Desert Power of Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is an authorization to act on someone else's behalf in either a legal or business matter. Decisions about personal/health care matters will remain in your hands unless f
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  • Advantages of Probate
    Orderly transfer of assets in an open manner, approved by the court All heirs and beneficiaries are protected by the court Validity of title of the transferred assets is not in question All questions and disputes of the distribution of your estate are settled under court supervision Creditor's claims against your estate can be made for a limited time (state law dictates) Your estate, while in probate, is a separate tax entity. Prior planning may afford some tax savings. Disadvantages of Probate Probate It can become an extremely costly manner of transferring your assets The process can be very time consuming Probate court proceedings are inherently inflexible. Probate proceedings are a matter of public record. There is no privacy when your estate g
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