Experienced Probate Attorneys
Navigating probate proceedings can be a complex undertaking, particularly
when a high-value estate is involved. Executors or administrators of the
estate must shoulder numerous responsibilities such as:
- Gathering, inventorying and appraising all estate assets
- Obtaining a federal tax ID for the estate
- Notifying creditors and assessing creditors' claims
- Preparing detailed accountings and documentation
- Managing estate assets
As legal fiduciaries for the estate, executors are held to strict standards
of conduct, and they can be subjected to personal liability for breaches
of their duties. Avoiding costly missteps requires knowledgeable legal counsel.
Practical And Proactive Counsel In Probate Proceedings
At David Lee Rice, A Professional Law Corporation, our probate lawyers
provide step-by-step legal guidance through both contested and uncontested
probate proceedings as well as conservatorships. With decades of legal
experience, our legal team provides the exacting level of diligence and
attention that every probate case merits. We are committed to providing
proactive legal services of uncompromising quality.
Our firm has successfully probated complex, multimillion-dollar estates
for clients across Southern California.
We are also well-equipped to handle estate litigation should a will contest
or other estate dispute arise.
Distinguished Credentials In Intersecting Areas Of Law
Probate and estate administration are closely intertwined with tax obligations.
At David Lee Rice, APLC, we offer the distinct advantage of rigorous guidance
concerning the interplay between probate and
The firm's founder is a renowned tax attorney and a certified specialist
in taxation through the California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr.
David Lee Rice also holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in taxation.
This extraordinary depth of training and knowledge in tax law translate
to intelligent strategies for overcoming the complex tax challenges that
often dominate probate proceedings.
Learn more about our probate practice by submitting the
online contact form or contacting our office in Torrance, California, at 310-517-8600.