California Probate Blog And News2018-03-02T22:20:26-07:00

Get Emergency Letters of Special Administration in Probate

In a routine probate proceeding, the court will typically set the first probate hearing about six to eight weeks after the filing of the probate petition. Sometimes, there may be special circumstances where an administrator needs to be appointed immediately.  In this case, it is possible to ask the court for emergency Letters of Special Administration in Probate. These emergency Letters will give an individual temporary but immediate authority to act on behalf of the probate estate.

Compare Online Probate Services

Recently, there has been an increase in online DIY services for California probate and estate planning. These services vary greatly in what services are offered. With this in mind, they all have the same theme - offering people a cheaper way to file probate for a fee that avoids paying statutory fees and is considerably cheaper than hiring a probate attorney.  Services provided by online probate services vary from platform to platform.  Here is an overview of things to look for when you compare online probate services.

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.

Understanding The Role of a Probate Referee

The role of a probate referee is to determine the value of all non-cash property in the estate. The administrator for the estate will give the probate referee a list of assets in the estate. Most probate cases require a probate referee, but there are a few exceptions.

Using a Non-Lawyer Probate Service in California to File Probate

Do you really need to hire an attorney to file probate? You might be surprised to learn that you don't need an attorney to file probate in California. In many situations, the estate can be settled without having to hire a lawyer using an experienced non-lawyer probate service. Here's why many are using the probate services of A People's Choice.

How to Get Letters of Administration in Probate

In order to get Letters of administration, a full probate is filed that requests the court to name as personal representative of the estate. The court issues Letters of Administration when there 1) is no will; 2) when there is a will, but the will doesn't name an executor; or 3) the named executor is deceased and there is no alternate person named to act.

How to Settle a Small Estate with Real Property Valued Under $150,000

When a person dies, their property needs to be distributed to their heirs. In the past, this has required filing full probate which, in Calfornia, is a lengthy and expensive procedure. Fortunately, however, California offers several lower-cost alternatives to probate and settling small estates. Here's what you need to know about how to settle a small estate with real property valued under $150,000.

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