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Over the years, probate has earned a reputation of being costly, time-consuming, and difficult, leading many people to seek any viable way around it. If you are hoping to avoid probate, you are not alone. By utilizing the right strategies, it may be possible to skip probate altogether and make it easier on your family members after you pass away.

Some of the most effective strategies to avoid probate include:

  • Creating a living trust: Any assets held in a living trust do not pass through probate and are therefore passed to beneficiaries in a much quicker fashion.
  • Establishing joint tenancy: Assets owned by two or more people are held in joint tenancy and can therefore avoid probate.
  • Knowing the worth of your estate: All estates worth less than $150,000 do not need to be probated in California.
  • Filing a spousal property petition: This can be done when the decedent is survived by a spouse and allows the titles of the assets to be changed to the surviving spouse's ownership.

Our firm has successfully helped numerous clients avoid probate while still maintaining the value of their assets. We would be honored to do the same for you. Planning for the future takes time, but your family members will reap the benefits long after you're gone. Why shoulder this burden alone? Align yourself with our Torrance probate attorney and protect what you cherish most.

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The benefits of avoiding probate are numerous, but many individuals don't think about it until it is too late. Getting started now means that you have one less thing to worry about later on down the line. At the Law Offices of James C. Shields, we delight in simplifying the legal process for our clients.

We've dedicated much of our practice solely to estate planning and understand the ins and outs of California's legal requirements. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that your best interests won't be sacrificed for the sake of our own convenience.

We look forward to equipping you with the resources to make the best possible decisions for your future! Call us today and find out more in your free consultation.

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