The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC has 40 years of experience in estate planning and probate matters in the South San Francisco Bay Area. Our lawyers can assist you with all aspects of the estate distribution process. We can help you create a will that reflects your future wishes. We also can help you carry out your probate duties if you are named executor or administrator of a will or trust.
Your will and end-of-life documents give you the opportunity to express your wishes when you become incapacitated or die. Our firm offers a package of documents in which you express your final wishes, which may include:
Our attorneys fully assess what documents you need and discuss your estate planning options. Our goal is to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Probate occurs while you are grieving your loss. When the deceased has appointed an executor or administrator who has little experience with the tasks necessary to carry out complicated probate duties, the process can seem overwhelmingly complex.
But our attorneys can guide you through the steps of probating your loved one’s will in the California probate court, including:
Potential beneficiaries may choose to contest terms of the will that they believe do not reflect your loved one’s intentions. We work closely with you to fulfill your loved one’s wishes while preserving family relationships. Should the person or entity contesting the will not have a valid claim, we vigorously litigate to protect the interests of the estate and its intended beneficiaries.
Probate is a complicated process. A mistake can cost the estate its funds and beneficiaries their rightful inheritance. An ungrounded contest can be disruptive and difficult during this challenging time. You need an experienced attorney who knows the probate laws of California and the rules of the South San Francisco Bay Area courts. We protect your rights as an executor, administrator, heir or intended beneficiary to the estate.
For assistance with drafting or probating a will, call the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC at 650-624-8181 or contact us online. Your first consultation is free. Our South San Francisco law firm helps trust and estate clients throughout the Bay Area.