In San Diego, as in many of our previous postings, our law firm of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation, LLP has helped thousands of clients avoid probate fees and costs. The death of a loved one [and often a financial provider] can leave families financially devastated during this time. The probate fees in San Diego are 4% of the first $100,000, 3% of the second $100,000 and 2% of each next $100,000 in increments. In addition, probate can take more than one year for distribution and there is no privacy.
In fact, there are business' which advertise to beneficiaries [heirs] in probate cases and offer to advance them money pending the distribution by the Court. One company's website is included in this posting and our firm has no connection with this entity and does not endorse them nor their product. This is posted for the sole purpose of our firm using our education, training and experience to try and protect our client's rights and try and obtain their legal goals and to avoid having our client's in the financial position where they have no option but to pay for an advance on their own inheritance. Of course, once a probate is open, many persons have no choice given the financial position post death of a spouse or other financial provider such as a parent.
In our firm, our revocable living trust can avoid probate fees, costs and time thereby eliminating the need for advances which cost money to the beneficiaries. Please e mail us if you need a probate attorney would like to avoid probate with an estate plan prepared for you or for a complimentary and confidential consultation on any estate planning matter.
Before paying any company or hiring them, make sure to check whether they are members of the Better Business Bureau and what their record is with that company. The BBB is a legitimate method of ascertaining the credibility and reliability of any company and our firm has been members of the San Diego Better Business Bureau for many years and is proud of this and our record with them. On our website, we also display their logo and this is a link directly to our record with the BBB for any potential client to view.