Probate is the court administration of transferring the decedent’s estate to certain beneficiaries. If a decedent dies with a will, then this person is deemed to have died testate. If the decedent died without a will, then the decedent is deemed to have died intestate.
In a Marin County Probate, a fiduciary is appointed by the court as personal representative of the decedent’s estate. The personal representative will have to ascertain and collect the decedent’s assets to protect the interests of the decedent’s creditors. The personal representative will have to arrange for the timely payment of debts and taxes of the decedent.
Once the decedent’s estate and liabilities are ascertained and properly credited, then the decedent’s estate is ready for distributions to his or her designated beneficiaries (if there is a will) or to his or her legal heirs (if there is no will).
A Marin County Probate administration can range from easy to extremely complex. Matthew W. Harris, Esq. LL.M offers free probate consultations.
Matthew W. Harris, Esq., a Marin County Probate attorney, is conveniently located in Marin County, and the City of San Rafael.
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