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Small Estate Administration Attorney in Los Angeles

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When an Estate is worth less a certain threshold that requires formal Probate, it may be administered outside of Probate court through a process called “Small Estate Affidavit” or “Affidavit for Collection.” Certain rules and time limitations, including creditor protection rules, apply.

If you need assistance with small estates affidavit proceedings or are unsure whether an Estate meets the qualifications for Small Estate Administration in California, let the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC assess your case.

Contact our firm online or by phone at (310) 935-0706 for a consultation. We provide high-quality, affordable services for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles.

Requirements for Small Estate Affidavit in California

The Small Estate s Affidavit procedure can only be utilized for personal property, and it cannot be utilized to transfer real property. Real estate will need to go through some form of Probate. The Small Estate Affidavit cannot be signed any earlier than 40 days following the death of the property owner, and by utilizing this procedure, the signer swears under penalty of perjury that there are no known creditors of the Estate.

Call us to learn more about the Creditors’ statute of limitations in California as related to Small Estate Administration and to Probate.

When you bring your case to the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC, we can conduct a thorough assessment of your situation, help you understand your options, and develop a custom solution for your Estate administration needs. We strive to be the “go-to” law Firm for Trust and Estate Administration in Marina Del Rey, Venice, and the surrounding area.

Let Us Answer All Your Questions

Determining whether you can use a simplified procedure for the transfer of an Estate can be a challenge. When you bring your case to the Law Offices of Maria N. Jonsson, PC, we can conduct a thorough assessment of your situation, help you understand your options, and develop a custom solution for your Estate Administration needs. We are the go-to law firm for Estate Administration in Marina Del Rey and Venice because of our reputation for outstanding legal services at a competitive rate.

Call (310) 935-0706 or contact us online to schedule your consultation. We care deeply about our community and look forward to providing the level of support you and your family deserve.

  • Mediator by Training & Peacemaker by Heart

    We believe that an Estate Plan should leave behind not only property, but most importantly – harmony, rather than tear families apart with poorly drafted or ambiguous and confusing terms.

  • We Work as Part of a Larger Team

    We work with our clients' financial planner, CPA, realtor, and insurance broker to implement a well-rounded and thorough legal plan for wealth preservation and inheritance transfer.

  • Strategic Planning & Attention to Detail

    We carefully look at each factor that affects the execution of an Estate Plan – from the perspective of minimizing and eliminating reassessment of property taxes to avoiding post-death conflicts.

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If you're looking for high-quality Estate Planning and Probate services, we're the team for you. Reach out to us today to discuss your options.