California Probate Blog And News2020-05-14T14:53:59-07:00

How to Represent Yourself in California Probate Court

Want to represent yourself in probate court in California? Learn how to represent yourself in probate court without a lawyer. Plus, learn how A People's Choice can prepare all necessary paperwork so the estate can avoid paying statutory fees. Contact us today for more information.

The Probate Process in California

The probate process in California starts after someone dies. Depending on the size of the estate, the process of probating an estate can be surprisingly quick and simple to complete. For larger estates, probate may be lengthy and more complex. Here's what you need to know to start the probate process in California.

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Probate|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Hiring an attorney for a routine legal matter can cost you thousands of dollars of unnecessary costs. Luckily, A People's Choice has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with divorce, probate, adoption, and a plethora of legal proceedings. Read on to learn more about how you can hire an experienced registered legal document assistant and avoid hiring a costly attorney.

Secrets a Probate Lawyer in California Won’t Tell You

Family members often believe that they have to hire a probate lawyer in California to probate their loved one’s estate. However, A People’s Choice has helped countless individuals probate their loved one’s estate without a probate lawyer in California. Read on to learn more secrets probate lawyers in California don't want you to know.

California Probate Filing Checklist

The steps for filing probate in California can be overwhelming. In fact, the process can often take 8-10 months. To help out, we've provided a free California probate filing checklist for your personal use. For low-cost, non-attorney help with filing probate in California, contact A People’s Choice today.

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.

What are My Duties as Executor of a Will?

In California, most people who put together an estate plan appoint someone as executor of their will. One of the main duties as executor of a will is to carry out the decedent's wishes after they die. If you are the executor of a will, your duties begin when you open the estate for probate with the court. They do not end until the estate settles and every beneficiary gets his or her share of the estate. California law acknowledges that being an executor of a will is a real job, so if you need help with the probate documents, rely on a professional. Contact A People’s Choice to help you prepare and file the forms for California probate.

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Probate|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What is an Administrator of an Estate?

The administrator of an estate is responsible for wrapping up a deceased person’s financial and legal affairs while the estate is in probate. The duties of the executor of a will and the administrator of an estate are very similar. As the administrator of the estate, you have a fiduciary duty to the estate to act in the best interest of the beneficiaries. The most affordable way to make sure that you administer the estate correctly is to have a registered legal document assistant prepare and file the probate forms for the estate.

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When a Spouse Dies – Legal Checklist and Important Questions Answered

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.

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