Doing probate yourself is a great way to avoid high attorneys fees, but “doing it yourself” doesn’t mean you’re totally alone. If you’re wondering how to do probate on your own in California but still want some assistance, A People’s Choice is here to help!

A People’s Choice provides a plethora of probate services for every type of DIY-er. For example, our no frills, document-only service includes preparation help with the initiating Petition, Order of Probate and Letters of Administration and Letters . This service is a good option for individuals who do are cash strapped to get the probste process going or those who din’t require further assistance or instruction, such as case management.

On other other hand, we also offer full service options. For example, our most popular probate service includes court filing assistance, arranging publication, notices and complete case management. With this service, our clients don’t have to worry about the logistics of probate totally on their own. Instead, we assist them with the process from filing the initial petition to the final hearing.

How A People’s Choice Can Help You Complete Probate in California

For our clients considering navigating the probate process without an attorney’s assistance, we always recommend conducting a bit of personal research or consulting a lawyer first. More specifically, very large estates, estates with outstanding debt, contested wills, and lost wills all make for complicated probate situations. Furthermore, some local courts require specific documents or proceedings. As a result, one-size-fits-all probate documents from the Internet may not be appropriate for your circumstance.

Feel free to check out A People’s Choice’s website to better determine whether a DIY probate is for you. Then, if you’re still unsure, consider meeting with an attorney for a preliminary consultation. Many lawyers are willing to meet with potential clients to discuss whether their case requires legal representation. Unfortunately, A People’s Choice cannot provide legal advice, so more complicated probate cases often require a lawyer.

That said, once you’ve decided to continue probating your loved one’s estate without legal representation, consider hiring A People’s Choice to help you through the process.

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Complete Our Quick Start Probate Interview

Even if you’re still unsure whether A People’s Choice is right for you, feel free to take our no-risk, quick and easy Quick Start Probate Interview. This tool allows potential clients to see gir themselves just how easy it is to submit their information before hiring our services! Not only does this interview kickstart the probate process, it also provides all the necessary details for our staff to prepare the initiating documents should you desire to hire us.

Additionally, filling out the Quick Start Interview helps you collect important information. By gathering some of the documents necessary to complete your probate, you’re ahead of the game! For example, reading through the decedent’s will to answer our Interview questions will help you familiarize yourself with the document and its legal implications. As the executor of the estate, you will have a lot of responsibilities when it comes to handling your loved one’s property. Therefore, understanding the will to the best of your ability is most definitely beneficial.

Schedule a One-On-One Phone Meeting

Once you’ve completed your Quick Start Probate Interview, it’s time to consider how you want to continue on with the probate process by yourself. On the one hand, you could proceed without any assistance; or, you could work with a legal document assistant like A People’s Choice.

If you want to learn more about our services, we are happy to answer any procedural questions you may have and explain how our low-cost probate process works. During this call, you’ll have the opportunity to present us with any questions you may have about the process and our services.

Choose a Service

A People’s Choice offers a plethora of estate administration services, and we can even tailor your package to your specific needs! For example, several of the services we offer include:

  • Probate Transfer by Affidavit
  • Simplified Probate Proceeding to Transfer Real Property Not Exceeding $55,425
  • Simplified Probate Proceeding to Transfer Real Property Not Exceeding $166,425
  • Spousal Property Petition
  • Heggstad Petition
  • No frills Probate Petition Documents Only for California Probate with Order of Probate and Letters of Administration or Letters Testamentary – Document prep only with instructions. No court filing or additional support services.
  • Phase 1 California Probate Petition – Full Service with court filing assistance, arranging publication, notices and case management up to Order of Probate and Letters of Administration or Letters Testamentary
  • Most Popular Full service, complete California Probate – Facilitate all court filings, arranging publication, administrative notices, and ongoing case management services.
  • Probate Phase 2 or Phase 3 Full Service
  • Notice of Proposed Action
  • Supplements to Petitions

As you can see, there are seemingly endless options and combinations of probate services based on the specific circumstances of the estate in question. We’re happy to discuss each option in detail so you can decide which service best fits your needs.

Ask for Help!

If you’re wondering how to do a probate yourself in California, the most important thing to recognize is that “DIY” does NOT have to mean you’re all alone! Probating an estate without an attorney can save you thousands of dollars; however, it’s important to ask for help when you need it. Whether you hire our services from the start or request help at Phase 3, we’re here for you!

Don’t spend unnecessary money hiring a probate attorney when, with a little help from A People’s Choice, you can successfully complete the process on your own. Call 800-747-2780 to speak with one of our experienced staff for more information about how we can help you.

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