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Experienced California probate attorney helps guide you through the process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Charles K. Mills is a knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney with more than 20 years of experience in probate law who knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. The Law Offices of Charles K. Mills can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will with the California      probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Charles K. Mills assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. Charles K. MIlls can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Charles K. Mills’ professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of the client to preserve cordial familial relationships, he is adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, he assertively defends his clients’ beneficiary rights within the California probate court.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer today.

Call the Law Offices of Charles K. Mills at 949-668-1376 today to schedule a consultation, or contact the firm online.

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  • Irvine Office
    16148 Sand Canyon Ave.
    Irvine, California 92618
    Phone: 949-585-9333
    Fax: 949-585-9334