Work With A Certified Specialist In Your California Probate Matter
Our firm founder, Darrell Brooke, is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. As the only estate planning lawyer in Monrovia with this certification, he provides experienced California probate guidance.
Get effective probate representation; work with the Monrovia team at The Brooke Law Group, PC. We offer focused probate administration representation.
How Our Team Improves The Probate Process
While effective estate planning can often negate the need for California probate, the location of assets may require probate. The 2021 probate threshold in California $166,250. Any estate with assets worth $166,250 or more must go through probate. Assets that have beneficiaries, are payable on death or are held in a trust are not part of an estate and do not count toward the $166,250 amount. Working with an attorney can provide needed insight and guidance as to whether or not an estate requires probate.
When probate is required, we are prepared to help. We assist with:
- The submission of the last will and testament to the probate court
- All required filings and inventories
- The location, appraisal and sale of property
- The paying of all taxes, including inheritance taxes, and claims against the estate
- The collection of life insurance proceeds
- The distribution of the assets
Attorney Darrell Brooke and the rest of our team can also assist with related matters such as estate disputes, will contests, elder law, tax concerns and guardianships and conservatorships.
Making California Probate As Smooth As Possible
We work to use our experience, skills and knowledge to make your California probate process move accurately and efficiently forward. Partner with Darrell Brooke and team for assiduous assistance.
Easily accessible off the 210 Freeway with free parking, we are also available via video conference or phone. Reach our team at 626-303-1806. You can also make use of our intake form to get the process started. In Monrovia, we serve clients in San Bernardino and the Inland Empire.