August 17, 2017
When the primary breadwinner dies, his or her surviving spouse, domestic partner and minor children can find themselves without the necessary resources to maintain their current lifestyle. If you find yourself in this position, you do have options.
Under California laws, you have entitlements regarding a place to live, use of personal property and a family allowance. A family allowance is a court-authorized payment to dependent loved ones of the person who has passed. To receive the allowance, the person must have been dependent on the resources of the deceased prior to his or her death. This can include parents and adult children of the deceased. The allowance can be paid during the Sacramento County probate process and it can be paid from any asset within the estate. If you are in need of a family allowance, contact a Folsom probate lawyer today for help.
Here are a few things you should know about the Family Allowance Benefit:
If you intend to petition the court for a Family Allowance, it is prudent to find a Folsom probate and trust administration attorney who is experienced in assisting families in this way. If you live in the Sacramento area, contact our office today at (916) 241-9661 and schedule a consultation.