In San Marcos California we tend to run into bankruptcy cases, especially Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, involving issues of inheritance on the part of debtors. Our community and the communities surrounding us such as Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad and others have large populations of seniors who often leave legacies to children.
Practicing as a probate lawyer in San Marcos, Vista, Escondido and Oceanside I find that many people do not understand the very basics of the probate process and it sometimes leads to trouble. When someone dies, if they do not have a trust, and often, even when they do, probate is needed. Probate is simply.
We have people come by or call our office who have lost a loved one and really are lost at what happens next. A lot depends on the estate planning that has been done prior to the loss. If there is a trust then the administration is fairly simple and just goes by what the.