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Experienced California Estates Attorney Guides You Through Probate

The process of probate typically accompanies a painful emotional loss. A knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney, Christopher Allan Bury eases the stress of probating your loved one’s estate and guides executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

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

  • 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
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
Christopher Allan Bury assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating assets of an estate. Christopher Allan Bury 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 with apparently straightforward estates, disputes between beneficiaries sometimes arise. Mr. Bury’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 client to preserve cordial familial relationships, Christopher Allan Bury is adept at mediating disputes. That said, he assertively defends our client’s beneficiary rights within the California probate court when doing so is necessary.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer, Christopher Allan Bury
For legal services in Pasadena and throughout Los Angeles County, call Christopher Allan Bury at 626.796.3733 or contact us online to schedule a free initial telephone consultation.

Christopher Allan Bury has offices in Pasadena and assists clients throughout Los Angeles County.