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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....


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 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)...

Estate Planning

California small estate affidavit

When someone passes away, the assets can be transferred to the decedent’s successors or spouse using various methods. During the transfer, the process of probate should be avoided where possible, as it can be expensive and time-consuming.  One of the ways this can...