Comprehensive Probate Serving Santa Clara County
Many people have heard of probate, but few know what it is until they are actually required to act as executor or administrator of an estate. Probate is a court-supervised procedure in which the deceased’s property is inventoried, the deceased's debts are paid, and the deceased's property is distributed to the beneficiaries.
Many estates require probate. For example, if the deceased has assets valued over $150,000 and does not have a living trust, the estate will most likely go through the probate procedure – even if a will exists. At The Mlnarik Law Group we guide executors and prospective beneficiaries through the probate procedure.
Probate can be a lengthy and expensive process. A typical probate takes nine to eighteen months to complete and includes statutory fees that start at approximately $23,000 for a million dollar estate. The attorneys at The Mlnarik Law Group make it their goal to guide clients through every step of the probate procedure. We believe that the combination of our assistance and a well-informed executor helps the process proceed as smoothly and quickly possible.