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San Francisco Probate Lawyer

Work with an Experienced Bay Area Attorney

The probate process can be daunting. Many people have questions about the legalities involved with probate and how to honor their loved ones while correctly handling the administration of the estate.

At O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, we understand that you are looking for answers in this difficult time. Our trusted team may be able to help. Our law firm in San Francisco has helped hundreds of clients with probate legal matters. We always offer sound legal advice from start to finish.

If you are looking for an experienced probate lawyer, look no further than O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP. Call (415) 992-9452 today to schedule a consultation in San Francisco, Larkspur, or Berkeley.

Understanding the Probate Process in California

Probate is the process in which a court-appointed personal representative, sometimes called an executor, performs several estate administration duties. These include gathering and tracking the deceased person's assets, notifying their creditors and beneficiaries, resolving legal claims, and distributing the remaining assets at the end of administration to the beneficiaries.

The probate process often includes:

  • Validation of a will
  • If no will exists, next-of-kin will be notified of the probate process
  • All property and assets in the estate will be appraised for their value
  • Property may be sold to repay debts to creditors or to pay appropriate taxes on the estate
  • All remaining property will then be distributed to heirs

Work with O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, for Your Probate Law Needs

At O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, we want you to be able to focus on your family and heal from the passing of a loved one. Our experienced probate and estate planning attorneys in the Bay Area can file the necessary paperwork with the courts and other government agencies. We can also represent you during all proceedings. We are compassionate, experienced, and informative, and we strive to always provide an outstanding client/attorney relationship.

Let a skilled probate lawyer in San Francisco help you and your family. Contact us at (415) 992-9452 today to get started.

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