Guiding You Through Probate and Trust Administraiton

The process of probate is often accompanied by feelings of painful loss. A knowledgeable, meticulous, and compassionate attorney, Eliot Lippman of the Law Offices of Eliot M. Lippman eases the stress of probating your loved one’s estate, and skillfully guides executors and beneficiaries through this complex process.

The process of probate
Most executors have never or only rarely probated a will and know little about the process. We can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Estate administration
  • Filing the will with the appropriate California county 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, if necessary
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
Eliot M. Lippman assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. The Law Offices of Eliot M. Lippman 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.  We 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 for seemingly straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Mr. Lippman’s 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 interest of our clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, Attorney Lippman is adept at mediating disputes. That said, he assertively defends clients’ beneficiary rights within the California probate court when doing so is necessary.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer at the Law Offices of Eliot M. Lippman
For a consultation regarding our estate administration and probate services, call the Law Offices of Eliot M. Lippman at (415) 457-8898 or contact us online.

Conveniently located in San Rafael, the Law Offices of Eliot M. Lippman serves clients throughout Marin County and San Francisco.