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San Diego Probate LawyerSan Diego Probate Law Firm

Experienced California trust and estates attorney helps guide you through the process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney Harold G. Ayer has 40 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. He can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the California probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

San Diego Probate attorney Ayer assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, he calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. He can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, mineral interests, automobiles and other collectibles for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Attorney Ayer’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of his client to preserve cordial familial relationships, he is adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, he assertively defends his client’s beneficiary rights within the San Diego probate court.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer at Harold G. Ayer A Professional Law Corporation

To schedule an appointment with Harold G. Ayer A Professional Law Corporation in San Diego, call 619-563-5404 or contact attorney Ayer online.