• File Probate in Amador County

File Probate in Amador County

If you need to file probate in Amador County, you may want to consider your options. First, do you want to hire an attorney or act as your own attorney? Although most people believe you need an attorney to file probate, this is not the case. Moreover, you probably will not want to hire an attorney to file probate in Amador County once you learn how much the statutory attorneys fees are. In either case, it is important to do your research and know your options.

In this regard, contact A People’s Choice to learn how our office can help draft the forms you need to file with the court. Furthermore, we manage the entire probate case until it is finished, making the process easy and stress-free for our clients. By and large, most people are completely capable of probating an estate without the help of a lawyer. We have successfully helped thousands of people file probate in California without an attorney. Read on to learn more about how you can file probate in Amador County.

Probate involves the court supervised process of administering the contents of a deceased person’s estate. This includes paying any outstanding debts and taxes before distributing any remaining assets to beneficiaries and heirs. Most probate matters are resolved within a year of filing.

What our Clients Say...
I used A People’s Choice for the preparation and filing of court documents in connection with probate for my sister’s estate.  I began the probate process in pro per without knowing of the services of A People’s Choice.  After many trips to the LA Court house and attempting to interpret the requirements for each filing, I heard of A People’s Choice.  Fantastic find!  I hired this firm after discovering the difficultly in processing the probate by myself.  Very knowledgeable with good technology to keep me informed along the process of their filing of numerous documents.  Their fees were significantly less than what I would have had to pay for an attorney yet their services were excellent and I could not see where an attorney would have been any better (or as good).I highly recommend this service.
Ron C.
“I can’t say enough about the level of service and professionalism I received working with A People’s Choice. Emails were always responded to quickly and thoughtfully. They really care about the process and helping you get the best result with no up-selling. Of course, they can’t provide legal advice, but I was referred to an attorney when I needed some questions answered who was very reasonable and easy to get a hold of as well. The process played out according to plan and I ended up saving a lot of money by going with A People’s Choice over an attorney.”
M. Rice
“I am writing to give A People’s Choice my utmost recommendation. I live in New England and found them on the web. After speaking with a staff member on the phone I had the confidence to give them my business. A People’s Choice handled my probate case with great professionalism and knowledge. My case turned out to be more complicated than originally believed and the staff walked me through each step. They always responded promptly to my email questions. In the end, their service was exactly what I hoped for; they saved me thousands of dollars and allowed me to do it from across the country. They were truly a pleasure to work with.”
K. Levenson
“A People Choice provided excellent support with the appropriate legal documents and filing process in a spousal property petition after my husband passed. Lawyers wanted to charge me a fortune. However, once I spoke with someone at A People’s Choice, they took on my case and guided me through every step. A People’s Choice has years of experience which gave me a sense of trust and confidence. I always got immediate feedback from every email request. If you have a need for probate help, I would highly recommend A People’s Choice.”
Sylvia A
“I had a great experience with my probate using A People’s Choice! The people that assisted me were so helpful.  I could not have done this probate by myself.  I was able to save over 10,000 in lawyer fees!  All my emails were always returned so quickly, and I am a very satisfied customer.  I would highly recommend A People’s Choice to all my friends and family!”
Joi C
“APC did a great job with my father’s probate case. I highly recommend them. Professional staff!!! Probably saved me about $10k.”
Eric N
“When my mother in-law passed away last year, we didn’t know what to do. We contacted A People’s Choice and from day one they were very helpful. They almost held our hand every step of the way, and if I had a question any time of the day or night someone got back to me within a few hours. I highly recommend A People’s Choice if you don’t know what to do and don’t want to pay the high price of a lawyer especially if you don’t have much money.”
Mikki C
“A People’s Choice helped us throughout our entire year-long probate making the process very easy and manageable while at the same time saving us thousands of dollars in lawyer’s fees. Not only were they extremely friendly and fast to respond to our questions but they made the process simple enough that we hardly ever had to contact the courthouse directly and we even had a hearing done without an appearance. Would highly recommend A People’s Choice to anyone!”
A. Vuckovich
“A People’s Choice is a very responsible and effective company, staff there is very nice and replied to all my questions by email quickly. With their help, I accomplished the probate in 8 months successfully and saved at least $10,000.00 in attorney fees, so I strongly recommend everybody to contract with A People’s Choice and let them to help you with your legal documents. You will be very satisfied with their work as I did!!!!”
C. Chiu
“A People’s Choice walked me through the entire probate process. They are so professional and helpful. Thank you to the staff for your guidance and patience to talk me through such difficult time. You made the process very smooth for me. I am so glad that I found you.” 
Sandie K.
“The staff at A People’s Choice made a scary Probate pretty much stress free. I would send an email with a question I had thought of over the weekend with the expectation that I would get an answer on Monday. Lo and behold, I often got an answer within minutes! We are very pleased and will be referring our friends/family to A People’s Choice!”
L. Garrett
“Thanks to A People’s Choice I was able to get through a probate matter very smoothly. I had not one issue with the Courts. They guided me through the whole probate until the very end. I live up north but that didn’t matter, A People’s Choice did an excellent job keeping me informed with everything that I needed to do. I saved THOUSANDS of dollars by going with A People’s Choice. You can’t go wrong, no matter what your needs are. I saved a lot of money by not having to pay out a percentage to any attorney. I want to thank the staff at A People’s Choice for the great help they give to everyone in their times of need. Like I was! Thank You.”
R. Leonard
“When my father passed away without a will, we needed help handling the transfer of his assets. Since there weren’t significant assets, I didn’t want to spend too much on the legal paperwork. A People’s Choice offered just the right service we needed. In particular, the staff was very responsive to our document filing needs, helping to turn around corrections almost immediately. They helped to ease a tough situation.”
Michael C.
“I used A People’s Choice for help with a probate matter. My grandfather died Christmas of 2016. He had a living trust, but no one was able to find it. We went to A People’s Choice and we were able to do a probate affidavit to get what was left of my grandfather’s estate. Took two days for the documents to be prepared and the bank accepted them without any questions. Sandy was the one who assisted us, and we really appreciate the help that was provided. A+ service.”
David R.
“A People’s Choice worked on my probate case for over 1 year. Their knowledge, dedication and commitment to clients is exceptional. They prepared all the required legal documents, and all the court filings. They used the e-filing system, which initially I was hesitant about, but I’m so glad they did. It really expedited the process. They always answered my emails in a very timely manner and was always professional. The probate process is long and sometimes seems overwhelming. It’s also very expensive, A People’s Choice saved me thousands of dollars over going to an Attorney. I would highly recommend A People’s Choice for your probate needs, it’s cost effective, and they handle the entire process from beginning to end. They do a great job!”
“A People’s Choice was professional and courteous throughout a long probate process. Probate itself is a frustrating and expensive process; however, everyone I came in contact with at A People’s Choice was exceptionally helpful, patient, and professional. For those entering into the probate process I must warn you that it is difficult to understand but the staff at A People’s Choice makes it as tolerable you could wish for.  The people who work there were kind, efficient, and understanding.  As long as you email them your questions, they will get back to you and they will not make you feel like you are ignorant if you are unclear about any part of the process.”
Marcel B
“I needed help understanding and filling out legal documents, but I didn’t have enough money to pay for an attorney. I searched the internet for a short period of time looking for help and when I found A People’s Choice, I was relieved to know that I would get the exact service that I needed at an affordable price. The staff was very professional and helpful with my legal documents. They worked around my schedule and responded to my emails on a timely manner. They took care of all the paperwork and filing and kept me posted. I would highly recommend A People’s Choice for your legal documents as you will get outstanding service at an affordable price. “
Sharon B.

We Help to File Probate in Amador County!

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Important Money Saving Tip!

The average house value in Amador County is $307,000 and Amador County house values have increased over 15.9% over the past 12 months.  Probate attorneys charge legal fees based on the gross value of the estate, starting at 4%, on a tiered scale. For example, attorneys fees for a $307,000 estate filed in Amador County would be $9,140! By using the flat fee services of an experienced probate legal document assistant, the estate can save thousands of dollars.

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Probate in Amador County Overview

The Amador County Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following matters: conservatorships, decedent’s estates, guardianships, and Lanterman Petris-Short Act proceedings. Probate involves the legal process of administering the decedent’s estate to pay any outstanding taxes and debts before distributing assets to beneficiaries and heirs.

The first question to as is “do you need to file probate in Amador County?”. Keep in mind, California law only requires an estate to go through the full probate process if its value is greater than $150,000 and there is real or personal property is in the decedent’s name. In contrast, estates valued at less than $150,000 may qualify for simplified probate procedures. With this in mind, the estate’s Executor can settle a small value estate that does not include real property by merely having the beneficiaries submit an affidavit signed under oath to the bank.

Tara passed away from stomach cancer. She designated her sister Tina as the beneficiary on her money market account valued at $15,000 held with Sunny Bank of the West.  Tina had a simple affidavit prepared which she signed under oath and presented it to the bank to obtain possession of the money market account.  Tina took the signed affidavit to the bank to receive the $15,000. In other words, Tina did not have to file court proceedings to have the

How to Begin Probate in Amador County

To file probate in Amador County, contact the local clerk in Jackson, California. You must submit all probate documents with the court clerk’s office located in Jackson, California as identified below. As part of the probate process, the Executor or appointed Representative is responsible to compile a list of assets and make a formal inventory of the decedent’s estate. In this regard, the representative will need to hire a probate referee to have all non-monetary assets appraised. Provided that the court has given the representative full authority to handle the estate, the Representative must notify all interested party of the probate and liquidate estate assets to pay outstanding taxes and creditors. In this regard, if there are remaining assets, the representative can distribute them to the beneficiaries and heirs.

Where to File Probate in Amador County

The Amador County probate court’s address is:

500 Argonaut Lane, Jackson, CA 95642. The Clerk’s Office is open from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays.

Amador County Probate Rules

It is always recommended to have a solid understanding of the local rules when you file any type of legal case in a particular county. These local rules provide instruction about how the court manages specific case types. In other words, each court has separate policies and procedures, and you need to know what they are. You can access the Amador County local rules through the court website.

Adjudicated Newspapers for Amador County

Being a small county, Amador County offers only one newspaper that handles the required publication notice for Amador County probate cases. You can contact the Amador Ledger Dispatch at PO Box 1240, Jackson, CA 95642; Tel: 209-223-8761; email: mrabaino@ledger.news.

Amador County Probate Examiner

The job of the probate examiner is to review probate documentation before an upcoming hearing. More importantly, they will point out any discrepancies the paperwork may contain as well as comment on additional information they feel is essential for the judge to know. More specifically, these comments are reflected in probate notes. Amador County offers online case information through the court’s website.  Please refer to their tentative rulings page for details regarding upcoming hearings.

Amador County Probate Referee

Kevin P. Eckard is the probate referee assigned to Amador County. The probate referee’s job is to value all of the non-cash assets in the estate. These evaluations cover real property, cars, household goods, stocks, bonds, jewelry, coins, and other types of assets. You can communicate and send correspondence to Kevin P. Eckard, the probate referee, at P.O. Box 240, Auburn, CA  95604; Phone: (530) 888-0472; FAX: (530) 888-6457; e-mail: inisheer@sbcglobal.net.

Amador County Probate Help

Contact A People’s Choice for more information about the probate legal services we provide that allows people to file probate in Amador county with hiring a lawyer. It is important to realize that by working with us, you will help you save thousands of dollars to probate your loved one’s estate. To put it differently, using our non-attorney probate services will, in the end, put more money into the pockets of the beneficiaries and heirs. Contact A People’s Choice at 800-747-2780 for more information on how to file probate in Amador County.

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About the Author:

Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.

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