What are Letters Testamentary?

In order to settle a California estate, the personal representative or heir must obtain the court’s permission to carry out their duties. Therefore, they must petition the court for either letters testamentary or letters of administration for this permission. Read on to learn more about letters testamentary and how to obtain an order to administer your loved one’s estate.

By |2020-05-18T11:07:47-07:00May 17th, 2020|Probate|6 Comments

Steps to Get Letters Testamentary in Probate

After someone dies in California, an estate may have to through probate. If the estate is large and the decedent had a Will, the first step is to get Letters Testamentary in probate. Probate in California involves many steps. Although probate is complicated, you will not likely need an attorney to handle probate in California. An experienced legal document preparer can help for most estates.

By |2019-07-06T19:56:36-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

Getting Letters of Administration in California

Your loved one has recently passed away. Banks and other agencies have tied up the decedent's assets and told you that you need to get "Letters" (Letters of Administration) before they will speak to you or release bank funds. Just exactly what are Letters of Administration and do you really need them? What do you need to do if the bank wants Letters of Administration? Read on to learn more about getting Letters of Administration, when you really need Letters of Administration and when you don't.

By |2020-05-14T08:01:12-07:00December 28th, 2015|Probate|6 Comments