Estate planning is essential if you want to ensure your wishes are respected at the end of life. We offer comprehensive assistance with all aspects of estate planning and probate law to help you ensure the smoothest possible transition for those left behind. Call the Law Offices of Ronald J. Pullen to learn more about these important topics.
Make sure your loved ones are provided for after you're gone. Our team helps you compile and complete all the legal documents necessary to get the maximum benefit out of all the laws that affect your estate. With our help, you'll be able to protect your assets, avoid estate taxes, and minimize probate costs. We also help with:
• Living Trusts • Living Wills
• Medical Powers of Attorney • Wills
• Taxes • Insurance
• Trusts • Property
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the court process under the California Probate Code through which a will is proved to be valid. This process ensures there was no undue influence or fraud. We represent clients on both probate and estate administration issues, including litigation. Our team guides you through the probate process, as well as non-probate transfers of your loved one's assets. We see to it that assets are distributed correctly. The process generally includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating his or her liabilities, paying the necessary taxes, and distributing property to heirs. We also represent you during contests and litigation, when one or more parties feel they have not been treated fairly.