Del Mar Probate Attorneys

If you are here to learn about California probate after the passing of a loved one, we first want to say that we are very sorry for your loss.  We hope that the information you find on this page will simplify any legal and administrative headaches you might otherwise face during such a difficult time.

With that said, probate in San Diego is a court-supervised procedure that helps to ensure the legal transfer of assets from the deceased to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. Probate in San Diego it is also necessary to:

  • Prove the validity of the will
  • Appoint someone to manage the estate (The “administrator” if there is no will or the “executor” if there is one)
  • Inventory and appraise the estate property
  • Pay any debts or taxes (including estate taxes)
  • Distribute the property as direct by the will—or by the California law if there is no will

In California, if someone has $150,000 in total assets or real property valued over $50,000, they will probably have to have their assets probated.

The attorneys at Irwin & Associates will take the time to educate you on the process of Probate and will gladly answer all your questions.  Contact us at (858) 793-1010 for a free consultation.