Probate Administration

Probate is too lengthy, too costly, and too burdensome for grieving families in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Island View Law can help smooth this process and oversee the numerous details, allowing your family the necessary time to grieve and heal.
The Attorneys at Island View Law have the area knowledge, professional experience, advanced skills, and thoughtful personalities to offer our clients the best long-term counsel, planning, and legal services. When your family is in crisis, or you need help with future planning, contact our office in Carpinteria, California, to schedule a FREE initial consultation.

Probate Administration in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

California Probate matters are handled through the Probate Department of the Superior Court in the county where the deceased lived at the time of death. The probate process generally lasts between 12 and 18 months but can take even longer if there are disputes or other issues with the will or estate. There are numerous steps to probate, and if you recently lost a loved one whose estate is entering probate, you need an experienced California Probate Administration Attorney from Island View Law to handle matters. At the same time, your family deals with the pain of loss.

Many issues can arise in probate, even when the deceased has a proper will on file. Our attorneys can help with matters like:
  • Reviewing the will
  • Gathering all assets of the estate
  • Analyzing the estate taxes
  • Collecting death benefits
  • Creating sub-trusts
  • Inventorying property and assets
  • Valuating property and assets
  • Settling Debts
  • Collecting any rights to income
  • Settling financial and property disputes
  • Filing necessary tax returns
  • Litigating creditors’ claims
  • Distributing assets
  • Closing the estate
Probate is complex and fraught with potential legal landmines, so you need seasoned help negotiating this process. Island View Law has the necessary legal knowledge and experience to help you handle matters efficiently and honestly.Schedule a FREE Probate Administration Consultation

Have You Been Named a California Probate Executor?

Have you been named as executor of a California estate in a will? This legally designates you overseeing the probate process for the deceased’s estate. Your first action should be to partner with an experienced California Probate Administration Attorney. Neal Bartlett is Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.

Neal Bartlett and Jason Knight at Island View Law have the training and experience to help you with the many complex duties of a probate executor. This responsibility is tremendous and daunting, but we are committed to helping you with your tasks and advising on any legal matters or disputes.

We understand this is a tough time for you and your family. Instead of taking over and throwing information at you, we will support you and your family through compassion and empathy. Our firm builds strong relationships with our clients as your family professional legal services partner for life, and we want to ensure you are confident with handing your burdens over to us.

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Help for Your Family Now and In the Future

Attorneys Neal Bartlett and Jason Knight believe in solid, long-term relationships. The nature of the legal matters we handle lends itself to forming solid relationships to serve our clients and their families for generations. Estate planning, trust and probate administration, and family matters like divorce, custody, and conservatorships all have long-term factors where you will need seasoned legal guidance and help.

Island View Law is your professional legal services partner for life – wherever life takes you and your loved ones. Call us today at (805) 576-7693 or complete the contact form to request a FREE initial consultation with one of our talented California attorneys.
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