Probate administration can be stressful, costly, and generally not fun. It comes when people are already grieved over losing a loved one, and it can involve jumping through a lot of administrative hoops. Therefore, when people are planning the proper distribution of their assets in their estate plans, they often try their best to [...]
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In his book "The Dark Tower," American author Stephen King wrote, "You needn't die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you must have lived your life from the beginning to the end." It is in a bid to attain satisfaction at the point of death that a lot of [...]
If you have lost a family member as an adult, then you’ve probably heard the term "probate." You may wonder, what is probate law? How does it apply to my situation? To those who are unfamiliar, probate can seem quite overwhelming and difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be. Below is a breakdown of [...]
As a popular saying attributed to Japanese writer Haruki Murakami goes, "death is not the opposite of life but a part of it." That brings to mind the fact that although death can stop a person from living, it can’t stop the person’s legacy from thriving. This, is related to the far less poetic, [...]
It's common knowledge that there are different types of laws for different events and situations. But did you know that in the United States alone, there are more than eight types of law that cater to different types of situations? These include criminal, corporate, constitutional, international, commercial, family, and so on. It's no wonder [...]
When do you hear of the phrase "what is probate," what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Assets? Inheritance? Confusing? Most California residents who have been through probate will probably agree with all three. Probate, which involves evaluating a will and managing the assets of a deceased or incapacitated person, is [...]
An executor has an important job: they are supposed to carry out the last wishes of the deceased. However, there are instances where an executor of an estate can choose not to probate a will. So, what if the executor does not probate the will? What happens to the estate? Failing to probate an [...]
Losing a loved one is hard. Not only is there sorrow; there’s also the struggle of dealing with the belongings of the person who died. In general, this legal process of administering someone’s estate when they die is called a “probate.” The hassle of going through the probate court is further complicated when [...]
Uniform Probate Code: A Helpful Beginner's Guide California isn't a uniform probate code state. However, there are many other states that follow this code, which regulates how probate works. Whether or not you live in a UPC state can affect any probate process you’re tied up in, as well as your own estate planning. [...]
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Most of us have no idea when we’re going to die. To live life to the fullest during the time they have, some people choose to spend their resources lavishly and give no thought to what will happen when they’re gone. However, the same thing cannot be said of examples of people who [...]
If you know anyone who has gone through the California probate process, then you may have noticed that it can take some time. The real question is, how long does probate take in California? The answer is, inconveniently, that it depends. The duration of probate is contingent upon several factors, including the estate’s complexity, the [...]
Probate is no picnic to those who are unfamiliar with the process. For one, if you’ve been chosen as a personal representative for an estate, you’ll need a complete understanding of what a personal representative has to do with both probate and non-probate assets. And, unfortunately, California probate law doesn’t make things easier. [...]
Probate in California can be a difficult process. It can branch out into various topics that can cause a lot more confusion than clarity. With so many different subsections of probate to process, let’s start one topic and break it down. Probate records. These are used in all states of the country to bring [...]
An estate’s administration is established to provide an organized distribution of assets, formerly owned by the decedent, regardless of being real or personal. The probate process functions to administer the decedent’s property and estate to relevant heirs and beneficiaries. This process is conducted under close supervision of the California probate court. The executor of [...]
The loss of a loved one is never an easy experience. It is a sad and challenging time for family, friends, and relatives. This is not made easier by the added burden of figuring out the meaning of probate in California. Now, what is probate? To have estate assets inherited or transferred to you, [...]
Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. Depending on what type of preparations your loved one made before their passing, you may be responsible for managing their assets and debts while grieving over the loss. This court-supervised process is called “probate.” Dealing with legal red tape is probably the [...]
If you recently found out a loved one left you a house, you may be wondering what to do with it. Before you remove anything from the house or start making plans to sell it, you should know what is legally allowed when you probate a house. First of all, let's define "probate." Probate [...]