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Agoura Hills Probate Attorney

Estate Planning lawyer for Probate Law Issues

If you are dealing with probate court, an estate planning attorney in Agoura Hills may be able to make it a smoother, less stressful process. At the Stephens Law Group P.C. a lawyer works side by side with the client in all manner of estate planning issues from planning, drafting and finalizing wills to settling an estate through trust administration. Attorney James D. Stephens is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. He can handle practically any aspect of this area of law and is dedicated to helping his clients and their families. A probate law attorney at the firm may be able to help you with your specific case.

About Probate Court

The purpose of the California probate courts is to settle matters of transferring a deceased person's estate to the beneficiaries as well as dealing with any financial debts or liabilities that are outstanding. This can simply be executing the will of the decedent as stated in a legal document or the more complex situation of arbitrating a contested transfer of property. Probate court may also handle creditor's claims to an estate, property or other assets. When the decedent does not leave a will, probate distributes the estate according to a set of codes. Additionally, probate courts hear cases concerning conservatorships, guardianships for minors, trust administration, litigation regarding the executors of an estate or trust and others.

Speak with a Westlake Village Probate Lawyer

Not all matters concerning the distribution of an estate to a beneficiary require probate but in some situations it cannot be avoided. With the help of a lawyer that has the knowledge, dedication and familiarity with a wide variety of estate planning matters, it may become a much more straight forward process.

Contact a Probate Attorney in Agoura Hills today to arrange an initial consultation. Don't be overwhelmed by probate—an attorney may be able to help!

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I had James prepare my estate plan and review my parents' at the same time. He was extremely thorough and patient with us through the process. I recommended James to two of my friends and they had a similar experience.
- Mark G.

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