People often ask how long probate and trust cases take, and when does the money get disbursed. Southern California probate attorney Phillip Lemmons, APC explains the time length for probate and trust cases in this video.
After a family member has died, money can be distributed at various times, depending on each individual case. If you are the beneficiary of the payment on death account, then it shouldn’t take any more than a couple of months to collect the assets. In order to collect assets in a simple process, you would need to show identification and a copy of the death certificate to the bank or financial institution that is holding the decedent’s assets. In probate and trust cases, it can take a minimum of six months to close a case successfully. Sometimes, these cases can last a number of years, depending on the circumstances of the case, but the goal of our office is to get probate cases closed within six months. If you need help with collecting assets in a Southern California probate and trust case, please call Phillip Lemmons, APC at (800) 840-1998 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a skilled Orange County probate attorney. You can also visit www.thelegacylawyers.com to email the office or view articles, blogs, frequently asked questions, and free books, which will help answer some of your questions.