Estate Administration in Alhambra, 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 person who died made and executed a valid will in Alhambra, California, the process of estate administration usually follows the procedures and instructions laid out in the will.

Most commonly, a will names a person to serve as executor, whose job it is to ensure that the estate is properly administered.

The executor is usually whoever stands to obtain the most money or property if the will is given effect, since that is the person who likely has the most incentive to do their part in seeing that the probate process plays out to completion.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If a will in Alhambra, 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).

When a will is silent as to who should be the executor, any person who has some direct interest in the outcome can ask to be named executor by the Alhambra, California court.

Once an executor is appointed (whether by being named in the will, or on the application of another person), they "step into the shoes" of the estate, and are expected to protect its interests to the fullest extent possible. They also are required to accurately inventory the estate's debts and assets, as well as notify potential beneficiaries.

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Can a Alhambra, California Estate Administration Attorney Help?

If you are the administrator of an estate, and are not a legal and/or financial professional, you might encounter legal or tax issues with which you are unfamiliar. A Alhambra, California attorney would be very helpful in such a situation.

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Life in Alhambra

Alhambra, California is a city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. Its population is currently about 83,000 people. 

Alhambra, California is known for "The Hat" - one of its major local landmarks - it is a restaurant with a very strong cult following, and has developed into a region Southern California chain, providing a significant boost to the local economy. 

The largest employers in Alhambra, California are in the education, government, and healthcare, and energy industries. The power company Southern California Edison is one of the largest employers in the area.

Because of its diversified economy, Alhambra, California's lawyers are well versed in many different practice areas, from complicated business litigation, down to comparatively simple consumer and family legal issues.

So, if you're looking for legal advice, and live in or around Alhambra, California, you can be almost certain that there's an Alhambra, California attorney who can help you.



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