Are probates taking longer with court rooms in downtown?

Posted by Techyscouts | Posted on 06/30/2015
  •  Probate
  • Are Probates Taking Longer with the New Downtown Court Locations?

    Probate court is a complicated place. With cases involving estate distribution, trust proceedings, guardian proceedings, and conservator’s proceedings, probate court encompasses a complex range of often obscure laws that make probate cases messy and long – many would-be probate buyers have to wait months for a court case. But with the recent move of LA’s courtrooms to downtown, is the process taking even longer? At Mike Millea Real Estate, we always want to keep you informed on the latest real estate trends and information. For this blog, we’ll take a look at whether or not the move has affected the length of probate cases.

    We All Hate Finding Parking, But…

    Downtown affords a lot of convenience in terms of location – everyone knows where it is and it’s fairly centrally located within the greater Los Angeles area. But although it might offer some conveniences there, it does have some disadvantages. Finding parking can be difficult and expensive, and the area is almost a gridlock during rush hour. While this may seem like an extraneous factor, this could have an impact on how long proceedings take.

    That said, the new arrangement is still likely to make the probate courts run faster overall. The recent move now places six probate courts in the Los Angeles Central Courthouse, up from four. Although having so many in one place may mean some people will have to travel farther to get there, the higher volume of court rooms will allow cases to be spread more evenly across time slots and spaces in the courthouse, alleviating some of the backup that happens from overscheduling. While we may have to brave harsher traffic and parking, overall, the move is a good thing.

    Contact Your Greater Los Angeles Real Estate Expert

    Have any other questions on the recent move or want to discuss your real estate needs in more detail? We’re always here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page, or read up and learn more about probate cases. We can’t wait to hear from you, and remember to check back to this blog periodically for more info and updates from the world of real estate.

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