Estate Administration in Corona, 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 Corona, California, the estate is normally administered in a way that follows the instructions the will lays out, as closely as possible.

The decedent typically names in the will an executor of his or her estate. The executor is the person whose job it is to take the lead role in the administration of an estate.

The executor is typically the person who stands to inherit the most money or property from the will, since this personn will have the greatest incentive to see the probate and administration process to completion.

What if The Will Does Not Name an Executor?

If the will in Corona, California does not name an executor, or the decedent left no will to be found, the court has to appoint a person to serve as the administrator of the estate.

Typically, the person chosen to be executor is the one who would benefit most under the will, or under California's intestacy laws. "Intestacy" refers to a situation in which a person dies without a will, or "dies intestate." Every state has laws to address this situation, and there isn't a lot of variation from state to state. Typically, the decedent's property will go to his or her closest relative, and if absolutely no living relatives can be found, it will go to the state.

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 Corona, 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 Corona, California Estate Administration Attorney Help?

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

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Life in Corona

Corona, CA is a medium-sized city in Riverside County, California. Its population is approximately 125,000 people. 

Corona was founded in the late 1800s, at the height of the citrus boom in Southern California. It was so successful in this industry that it was once nicknamed "the lemon capital of the world." Modernly, Corona, CA is a bedroom community (a primarily-residential community, the residents of which primarily commute to other cities for their jobs) for the larger cities in the Orange County and Inland Empire regions. Because of its affluent and residential nature, many residents of Corona, CA are highly successful professionals, such as doctors, accountants, and Corona, California lawyers.

In 2002, there was a proposal to turn Corona into its own county. It was drafted and reviewed by several Corona, California attorneys. However, the proposal never got off the ground.

The economy of Corona is dominated by education, healthcare, and other services. One of the largest employers is Watson Pharmaceuticals, which is a large manufacturer of generic medications, and is the 5th largest drug company in the country, by prescription numbers. This company employs many educated professionals, such as engineers and research scientists. On the administrative side, it also employs several lawyers.

If you live in Corona, CA and are facing a serious legal issue, there are many attorneys who practice law in and around Corona, California who will be able to advise you on your legal rights, and your chances of succeed

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