My motto is “the sooner you start a probate the sooner you finish it.” For most clients this is the appropriate course of action; get it started so you can get it DONE! Most people don’t want to think about the death of a loved one any longer than they have to. Thus the key becomes hiring a competent and EFFICIENT California probate lawyer. I have had a law practice focused on trusts and probate since 1994. I have conducted hundreds of probates from start to finish. By and large I have kept them to the minimum; 7 months!
The key to a fast probate though is not just keeping it to 7 months. It’s starting it fast so that the 7 months can start ticking. In my practice I often have the probate filed the same day I am contacted to start a case. Let me repeat that, SAME DAY! This is not the case in all cases but it often is. I can prepare documents and get them ready to file quickly!