The Law Offices of Laguna Hills Probate Attorney Daniel J. Cooper has been guiding clients through Probate for nearly 40 years. A highly skilled and qualified lawyer, Mr. Cooper provides exceptional legal counsel and representation. He works diligently to ensure that Probate is finalized as quickly and efficiently as is possible.
Whether you are the executor of a Will and need experienced legal assistance to ensure that Probate runs smoothly, or are an heir and have questions regarding the executor’s competency or lack thereof to conclude the process, Laguna Hills Probate Lawyer Daniel Cooper possesses the knowledge necessary to provide the legal advice and representation you require.
Please contact the Law Offices of Laguna Hills Probate Attorney Daniel J. Cooper to make an appointment for a confidential consultation by calling (949) 859-
Probate is the legal procedure for validating a decedent’s will, ensuring that the executor takes a full and complete inventory of personal possessions, real property and monetary assets, obtains a fair and accurate valuation of property, and oversees the distribution of assets to the named heirs.
Depending on the size of the estate, Probate may be a highly complex process that requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer who knows the procedural steps that must be followed in accordance with California law.
Should the judge invalidate the decedent’s will based on duress, fraud or incapacity and a prior valid will exists, the decedent’s estate will be administered based on the terms of the prior will. However, if the court determines that there is no valid will in existence, the decedent’s property will be distributed according to California’s Intestate Succession laws. For additional information regarding Intestate Succession, please call Laguna Hills Probate Lawyer Daniel Cooper at (949) 859-
Executors have a fiduciary duty to the Will’s heirs and beneficiaries to perform their job in accordance with California Law. There are specific duties that Executors must carry out, including the following:
When all of the Estate’s debts have been paid, taxes filed, and assets distributed to the heirs and beneficiaries, Probate will be closed out.
Failure to do any of the above may result in costly litigation, and the executor may be held personally liable for breaching their duties to the Will’s heirs.
If you have been named the executor of an Estate and need experienced legal assistance or are an heir and have questions regarding Probate, please complete Attorney Daniel J. Cooper’s Probate Case Evaluation Form. A knowledgeable member of our legal staff will contact you to obtain additional information and make an appointment for your comprehensive, personal consultation.
For immediate legal help or representation, please call the Law Offices of Laguna Hills Probate Attorney Daniel Cooper today at (949) 859-
Lawyer Daniel J. Cooper has offices in both Laguna Hills and Temecula to best serve all of his clients, and proudly represents individuals throughout Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Call today to learn how we can help you resolve your Probate matter effectively and efficiently.