Estate Administration in Redondo Beach, California

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Estate administration, in basic terms, is the process of maintenance and distribution of a person's assets after they die.

If the decedent had the foresight to draft and execute a will in Redondo Beach, California, the estate is typically administered in a way that follows the instructions the will lays out, as closely as possible.

Wills typically name an executor. The executor's role revolves around ensuring that the instructions in the will are implemented.

The executor is often the person who will get the most money or property out of the will if it is given effect, because this is the person who will have the greatest incentive to see that the probate process goes as quickly as possible.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If a will in Redondo Beach, California is silent as to who should be the executor, it is up to the court to decide who should serve in that capacity.

Usually, this will be the person who has the most to gain from the will, or who would gain the most under California's intestacy scheme (the system that distributes the decedent's property to his or her closest living relatives, if he or she dies without a will).

If the will doesn't name anyone as executor, or the person who was named as executor is no longer living or cannot be found, anyone who has a direct interest in the will in Redondo Beach, California can apply to the court to be the executor.

Whoever is appointed to serve as executor, it is their job to act as the representative of the estate. Among other jobs, they have to account for the decedent's debts and assets, and inform any beneficiaries who might be unaware of the situation.

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Can a Redondo Beach, California Estate Administration Attorney Help?

If you are the executor of an estate, and don't know how to handle some of the legal and financial complexities that may arise, an experienced Redondo Beach, California lawyer can make this process a great deal easier.

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Life in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, California is a city in Los Angeles County. It is one of the three beach cities in Los Angles County. Its population is currently about 67,000 people. 

Thanks to its highly desirable beachfront location, Redondo Beach, California has a fairly high cost of living, and its residents tend to be highly affluent. Many of these residents are successful professionals, such as attorneys.

The largest employer in Redondo Beach, California is Northrop Grumman, a very large player in the aerospace industry. This industry employs a large numbers of engineers and scientists, but high-tech companies also tend to employ a fairly significant number of lawyers, to handle things like trade secrets and employment law issues.

The lawyers of Redondo Beach, California are capable of handling sophisticated and complex cases, as well as ordinary legal issues that the average consumer is likely to face. If you need legal assistance, a Redondo Beach, California attorney can probably help.

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