If your loved one's estate is valued under $55,425 or even $166,250, you may be eligible to AVOID the probate process or use a simplified probate for small estates in California. Read on to learn more about the process and requirements, and how A People's Choice can help.
When a spouse dies, funeral arrangements and grieving with family members can make settling the deceased's estate that much more challenging. To simplify the process, we've created a legal checklist and answered your most common questions to ensure you don't miss any important steps. If you need assistance during this difficult time, give A People's Choice a call.
Learn about the expensive probate options available in California. One of the best options is filing probate without a lawyer! This secret is not usually shared by attorneys, and many of them will try to make potential clients fearful of filing probate on their own. What they don't mention is that most estate executors can complete the probate process without legal representation if they have proper help.
Despite common belief, you do not have to hire an attorney to probate an estate in California. The probate process requires little to no court appearances or trials and the process is completely "document-driven". Hiring the services of an experienced California probate legal document assistant is one of the best cheap probate options in California. More importantly, using the service of a legal document assistant is substantially cheaper than hiring a California probate attorney!
A California spousal property petition can transfer community and separate property to a spouse after death. If assets are not in the name of both parties, the court may need to confirm a spouse's right to the decedent's interest. A California spousal property petition will establish this spousal interest.