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Affidavit re Real Property of Small Value

In California, if the combined value of a decedent’s real and personal property is $166,250 or less, various methods are available for asset collection without a full estate administration. The probate proceeding to follow to collect the small estate depends on the...

Affidavit re Real Property of Small Value
Wills

How to Change an Executor of a Will and Avoid Problems

You may choose to change the executor of your will because the original executor died or, perhaps, rejected the responsibility. You can also change a will’s executor if you believe someone else will do a better job. If you don’t know how to change the executor of...

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Dealing With Assets Subject to California Probate

When someone dies owning assets subject to California probate, winding up the estate becomes more complex. Finding all the assets, locating and speaking to creditors, and ensuring all beneficiary designation is correct is a time-consuming and challenging process....

Wills

What is an executor of a will?

Being named the executor of a will in California can often be a little overwhelming, especially if you have no idea what to do. That's why in this article, we'll be guiding you through everything you need to know about being an Executor of a will; your duties,...

Probate

Probate Petition Succession Property

Background If you own real property in your individual name, then the chances are extremely high that upon your death the real property will have to go through probate. Under California probate law, real property over the value of $166,250 (the probate threshold)...