Pasadena Estate Administration Lawyer

Guidance Through an Emotional Process

When a parent or other loved one dies and you are left to locate and distribute assets and deal with the legal process, it can be a difficult time for you. There are many legal steps that need to be taken following someone's passing, so the help of a skilled attorney can make all the difference.

At the law firm of Fierstadt & Mans, LLP we help clients through the estate administration process. We understand the emotional state that you may be in when you are asked to administer an estate. When you come to us, we will treat you with kindness and sensitivity while we guide you through all of the legal details. Our goal is to empower you as an executor or trustee so that you can fulfill your duties properly while managing the emotional impact.

To arrange a consultation with an experienced Pasadena estate administration attorney, call 626-449-7379. You may also contact our law firm online.

What Is Involved in the California Estate Administration Process?

California law requires executors and trustees to comply with a number of complicated requirements. One of the most important things our attorneys can do for you is simply to make you aware of your duties and advise you on how to fulfill them. We can help you with all aspects of estate administration and probate, including:

  • Filing state and federal tax returns for the estate, if necessary
  • Opening a checking account that can be used to pay the estate's debts
  • Making sure each beneficiary has a copy of the will or other testamentary document
  • Locating and appraising any real estate and other property to be sold
  • Deciding when to transfer title to property
  • What to do with the family business
  • Dealing with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid issues

You may be concerned about the costs associated with hiring a California estate administration lawyer. At Fierstadt & Mans, LLP, we charge reasonable fees that are easily offset by the amount you save through reduced estate taxes and less time spent in court than you would if you attempted to administer the estate on your own.