Executor’s Duties in the Probate Process in CA

The Executor’s duties in settling an Estate in Probate in California are fairly complex but taking things a step at a time will make it much easier. After the first step of reading the will and conferring with the attorney and other beneficiaries it is very important to make sure you safeguard all real and personal property. Also gather multiple …

Grief resources for continued healing

“Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” – Robin Norwood Grief is heavy. Every one of us – no matter where we are in life – will at some point come face to face with the seriousness of grief. Unattended grief can manifest as physical sickness, depression, and anger and can affect us in a wide variety …

Avoiding conflicts and in-fighting among probate beneficiaries 

Most people don’t think about it, and don’t want to. But families are shattered over estate battles all the time, ripped apart by in-fighting and arguments about how it should be settled.  The truth is that grief can do really funny things to people. It can make us act impulsively, lash out in anger, or withdraw completely from the world. …

How to Manage Probate with Purpose

Grief, Healing and Family No one ever wants to think about probate in West Hills, but it is a necessary process for many families. Unfortunately, the process can often be difficult and stressful. There are ways to make probate more manageable, however, and to do so with purpose. Let’s discuss how to manage probate with grace and dignity, in order …

Choosing the Right Executor / Personal Representative in West Hills, CA

An executor is someone who is responsible for overseeing the process of paying debts owed by an estate and transferring the remainder to the beneficiaries or heirs. It can be a difficult job, but it is important to have someone in this position who is organized, diplomatic, and ideally doesn’t operate with a huge ego! Even families with excellent relationships …

Key probate information that can safeguard and protect your time and money

For the most part, the role of an Executor is a one-time job. If you are taking on this role, you won’t have past experience to draw from, which can leave the door open for inefficiencies and unnecessary expenses. Here are some of the most common ways you can save time and money for the estate. Be a Proactive Executor You …

7 Ways to Keep Mental Strength During Tough Times:

We tend to feel overwhelmed by all the things we try to achieve on a daily basis. But mental strength is the ability to be in control of you and your emotions and deal with daily problems in a calm and rational manner. Here are 7 ways to keep mental strength during hard times: 1. Set personal goals Since there …

8 tips on how to mentally prepare yourself for probate

In the case of probate court, the phrase “knowledge is power” couldn’t be more true. Mental preparation can be a shield of armor for you and your family to prepare for probate while you are already going through the grieving process – empowering you to avoid real-life horror stories that can cost you your inheritance, or worse, the relationships you …