Helping You Navigate The Probate Process

elderProbate administration can be a lengthy, complex and expensive process. Many people are unsure where to begin. At the Law Office of Elise Lampert, we will guide you through the process.

Located in Sherman Oaks, California, we represent estate executors and administrators, trustees and beneficiaries during probate and estate litigation.

Your Duties As Estate Executor

As executor, or administrator, you have many duties, including:

  • Identifying and valuing property
  • Notifying and paying creditors
  • Paying taxes
  • Identifying and notifying beneficiaries
  • Selling assets, if necessary
  • Submitting the will to probate
  • Funding trusts
  • Distributing property

At the Law Office of Elise Lampert, we are here to provide as much guidance and support as you need while fulfilling these responsibilities.

Understanding The Probate Process

In addition to being a lawyer, Elise Lampert is also an adjunct professor. She doesn't underestimate the power of education. She will take the time to educate you about the probate process, explain your duties as executor, and the steps you need to take to administer the estate. If at any time you have questions about the process, all you need to do is ask.

Estate Litigation

Legal disputes are stressful. When they involve family — as estate disputes often do — they can quickly become contentious, highly emotional battles. For more than 20 years, attorney Elise Lampert has been representing trustees, executors, beneficiaries and other interested parties during trust disputes, will contests and other forms of probate litigation.

Common reasons to contest a will or trust include:

  • Claims of undue influence
  • Questions regarding the mental capacity of the deceased
  • Contested accountings
  • Allegations of fraudulent transfers

Other common estate disputes include:

  • Financial elder abuse
  • Partition actions
  • Contested conservatorships

At the Law Office of Elise Lampert, we are always sensitive to the legal, familial and emotional factors involved in the dispute. We have an established track record of successful resolutions, both through negotiation and settlement, as well as through litigation in courts throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.

For help with an estate dispute, or for more information about probate, contact our law firm. Call 800-294-6449 or email us.