Estate Planning & Probate

(949) 222-1041

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.


Our firm has extensive experience and expertise in bankruptcy, having two Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialists, and we can assist most individuals, married couples and businesses with their financial problems through Chapters 7 and 13.

Client Review

Richard and his team were extremely helpful throughout the BK process. Richard Heston answered all of my many questions and was generous with his time. His staff is well organized, which made a difficult process relatively simple. My bankruptcy was due to a business failure. Heston & Heston helped me understand the personal and business issues both pre and post bankruptcy.