Berkeley Probate Attorney 510-355-2747

Probate Attorney George Derieg

Berkeley probate attorney George Derieg is the attorney your family will need to help process your loved ones estate through probate in Alameda County. George Derieg specializes in probate, and has handled probate cases in Berkeley for over 5 years. Attorney Derieg was educated at UC Berkeley for his undergrad, and holds a special place in his heart for the city of Berkeley.

Berkeley Probate Attorney Living Trust v. Will

George Derieg, will sit down with you and your family to discuss your case. No two probate cases are the same, and in certain specific situations, you may still be able to avoid probate. If your loved one has a living trust but you are unsure about whether or not all the assets have been placed into your loved ones trust, Attorney George Derieg will research the issue and make sure as much property is placed in trust as possible to either prevent probate, or at least minimize the estate in order to avoid high probate attorneys fees. In the event your loved one only has a will, then most likely you will need to use the Alameda County Probate Court in Berkeley.

Berkeley probate attorney: Attorney Fees

Attorney George Derieg does not always charge the statutory maximum on probate fees. The statutory attorney fees are 4% of first $100,000, 3% of the next $100,000, 2% of the next $800,000, 1% of the next $9,000,000, and .5% of the next $15,000,000. In certain circumstances, Probate Attorney George Derieg will give a 10% discount to qualifying clients.


Attorney George Derieg 510-355-2747 has volunteered as an official “Lawyer in the Library” for San Lorenzo Library. 510-355-2747

Timeline For Probate

Generally probate in Alameda County will take at least 6 months. Attorney George Derieg will file a petition immediately after you hire him. Alameda County Probate court will then give a court date to appoint you as administrator of the estate. You are given a court date in two months in order to satisfy the publish notice requirement according to state probate law. The day you are appointed, starts a four month period for creditors to file a valid creditors claim against the estate. As administrator you are also required to notify all known creditors that probate has been opened up. At the four month mark,  Probate Attorney George Derieg will file a motion to close the estate. We understand that you don’t want probate to last any longer than it should. Contact Probate Attorney George Derieg for a free consult.

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