California Probate Without a Will

Usually, the probate process utilizes a decedent's will to determine how the estate will be divided. However, when a will is missing, incomplete, or invalid, the court follows the California Intestate Succession Laws instead. Read on to learn more about how these laws work and how you can complete the process process without an attorney, even if you're missing a will!

By |2020-07-30T12:57:26-07:00July 30th, 2020|Probate|4 Comments

Introduction to Probate Law in California

The main purpose of probate law in California is to make sure the deceased person’s assets get passed on to the people he or she wants to inherit them. Through this process, the court resolves the deceased person’s other unresolved financial matters. The lifecycle of an estate lasts only as long as the probate process. At the end of probate, the estate settles, and the heirs collect their inheritance.

By |2020-05-09T13:27:39-07:00May 9th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

California Probate Proceedings

A People's Choice can help you understand the complexities surrounding California probate proceedings and help you file probate in California without an attorney. You don't need to hire an attorney to handle most California probate proceedings, and can easily complete probate with a registered legal document assistant.

By |2020-04-25T09:03:00-07:00April 24th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

California Probate Help – Do It Yourself and Save Money

California probates completed by attorneys almost always come with statutory fees based on the size of the estate. Therefore, anyone looking for a cheaper way to file probate on a friend's or family's estate should look into working with a legal document assistant. Contact A People's Choice today for more information on how we can help you complete the probate process for a flat fee.

By |2020-05-13T17:08:24-07:00April 24th, 2020|Estate Planning|2 Comments

Using a California Small Estate Probate Affidavit

Which California small estate probate affidavit can help you transfer real or personal property to beneficiaries in small estates and avoid probate? A California small estate probate affidavit is a quick way to transfer real property under $55,425 and personal property under $166,250. Here is what you need to know about settling estates using a California small estate probate affidavit.

By |2020-04-01T11:31:13-07:00April 1st, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate, Real Property|0 Comments

California Simplified Probate Procedures Allow Transfer of Real Property

Use California simplified probate procedures to transfer real property valued under $166,250, and bypass expensive probate. California simplified probate procedures can be used to transfer personal property as well as real property and can be completed within 1-2 months. Make sure you know your probate options!

By |2020-01-02T12:44:00-08:00January 1st, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate, Real Property|8 Comments

When is Probate Required in California?

Probate is the court proceeding that transfers property from a deceased person to their heirs.  But when is probate required? Some estates do not require probate in order to be settled and distributed to the heirs. Instead, these estates may go through a small estate process instead. These small estate procedures are much faster and cheaper than probate. Unfortunately, not all estates have this option.

By |2020-01-02T10:35:44-08:00June 12th, 2019|Probate|1 Comment

When is Probate Necessary in California?

A formal probate proceeding and can be expensive and time-consuming. In this regard, California law provides for alternatives to formal probate that are easier and less expensive. It is often possible to avoid probate. So, when is probate necessary in California and are there way to avoid having to file probate? This article explains what you need to know.

By |2020-05-05T14:02:31-07:00January 1st, 2019|Probate|0 Comments