Probate and estate administration is necessary to handle the affairs of loved ones when they die without a trust. Probate is the court supervision of the transfer of asset titles when someone dies. While the process can be smooth, affordable and relatively quick, complications can arise. Probate can become unmanageable if details and formalities are overlooked.
Clients who wish to avoid probate can engage the services of Heston & Heston to accomplish this. The law firm of Heston & Heston represents clients in Irvine and Riverside and throughout the surrounding areas. Firm partner Halli Heston heads this practice area. She provides effective probate and estate planning services based on more than 37 years of practice experience.
Halli Heston assists clients and provide estate administration tasks such as:
- Notifying the government as required by law
- Locating and gathering estate assets
- Paying off estate creditors
- Filing taxes
- Distributing estate assets to beneficiaries
In order to successfully advocate for the various interests involved during probate administration, a lawyer must fully understand the law and process. We represent clients such as family members, creditors, beneficiaries, spouses, trustees, executors, administrators and personal representatives. We provide advocacy tailored to their interest in the estate.