There are many common probate terms used in California probate matters. Common probate terms and confusing legal words are often found on legal forms and used by the Judge during court hearings. We have compiled a list of such terms for you to familiarize yourself with through the probate process.
California inheritance laws also known as intestate succession laws, outline how the decedent's property passes to his/her immediate family members or other heirs down the line of genealogy. In other words, if you don't have a Will or estate plan, California inheritance laws determine who gets what when you die.
It is not uncommon for a minor child to be named as a beneficiary in a will. In California, minor children are not allowed to inherit large sums of money outright. When a minor child inherits property, a guardian of the child’s estate must be appointed until the child turns 18-years-old or is deemed mature [...]