Do you need to file probate in Glenn County? At A People’s Choice, we can help you prepare all the necessary documents to file probate in Glenn County without having to hire a probate attorney. Yes, despite common belief, most people can file and complete probate without hiring an attorney. As you are learning about the probate process, we encourage you to check out our exciting new website ProbatebyME.com which is completely dedicated to probate and estate administration matters in California.

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. The probate process can be lengthy, usually taking between 9-11 months. In this regard, most probate proceedings are usually completed within one year. Probate primarily consists of filing various legal documents and attending several procedural court hearings. Probate litigation rarely occurs. As a result, filing probate in Glenn County is a legal process that can be easily completed using the services of an experienced probate legal document assistant.

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“I used A People’s Choice to prepare and file documents to probate my sister’s estate.  I began the probate process in pro per and hired them after discovering the difficulty in processing the probate by myself.  Very knowledgeable with good technology to keep me informed.  Their fees were significantly less than what I would have had to pay for an attorney, yet their services were excellent. I can’s see where an attorney would have been any better (or as good). Highly recommend this service.”
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M. Rice
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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 need probate help, I would highly recommend A People’s Choice.”
Sylvia A
“I had a great experience with my California probate case using A People’s Choice! The people that assisted me were so helpful.  I certainly could not have done this probate by myself.  The best part was that I was able to save over $10,000 in lawyer fees!  All my emails were always returned so quickly. Needless to say, I am a very satisfied customer.  I would highly recommend A People’s Choice to all my friends and family!”
Joi C
“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 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
“I must say that A People’s Choice is a very responsible and effective company. The 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 help you with your legal documents. You will be very satisfied with their work as I did!!!!”
C. Chiu
“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 an attorney. Many thanks to 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 are exceptional, preparing the required legal documents, and all the court filings. They used the e-filing system which really expedited the process. They always answered my emails in a very timely manner and were professional. The probate process is long and sometimes seems overwhelming. It’s also very expensive, A People’s Choice saved me thousands of dollars as compared 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!”
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“Probate itself is a frustrating and expensive process. A People’s Choice was professional and courteous throughout a long probate process. 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. 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.  If you email your questions, they’ll get back to you and won’t 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. After searching the internet, 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 in 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.
“After not having my call returned from a probate lawyer, I looked into doing a Spousal Property Petition myself.  A People’s Choice assisted me through the whole probate process and everything went smoothly.  When I appeared in court, I didn’t have to say a word. The judge just said, “granted.”  Using A People’s Choice I saved thousands of dollars, and I’m so glad that probate attorney didn’t return my call.  I highly recommend A People’s Choice.”
Donna G.
“A People’s Choice walked me through the entire probate process. This company is very professional and helpful and 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 I would get an answer on Monday but lo and behold, I often got an answer within minutes! Thank you to the staff for your guidance and patience to talk me through such a difficult time. You made the process very smooth! Probably saved us about $10,000! We are very pleased and will be referring our friends/family to A People’s Choice!”
L. Garrett.
“I had hoped to have my probate process taken care of by myself to save money. After the fourth attempt to file at the Clerk’s office, I left in tears and faced the reality of hiring an attorney. I look on the internet to find one and came across A People’s Choice. They offered a price that was way below what attorneys charge! They guided me through every step of the process and wrote up all the paperwork so that all I had to do was sign. It was really an amazing experience. They are a pleasure to work with.”
D. Chase.
“Thank you so much for all your help through this California probate process.  By using your company instead of a California probate lawyer, we were able to cut our expenses dramatically.  Thank you for answering my many questions and for giving me a heads up on documents that could be prepared in advance in order to save time and money.  There was always someone available to help! Thank you again.”
Craig K.

Important Money Saving Tip!

The average house value in Glenn County is $221,700 and values are expected to increase approximately 2.7% within the next year. Probate attorneys charge statutory fees based on the gross value of the estate, starting at 4%, on a tiered scale. For example, attorneys fees for a $220,000 estate filed in Glenn County would be $7,400! By using the flat fee services of an experienced probate legal document assistant, the estate can save thousands of dollars.

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Where to File Probate in Glenn County

To file probate in Glenn County, you need to have some knowledge about the Glenn County Probate Court, probate rules, and process. First, the Glenn County Probate Court is located at the following location:

Main Courthouse
Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
526 West Sycamore St
Willows, CA 95988

The Glenn County Probate court hears several different types of legal matters, including adoption, probate, conservatorship, and guardianship. The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Glenn County Superior Court offers online access to case information. This information can be accessed through a portal on their website.

Glenn County Probate Rules

Review the local probate rules before beginning the process. In particular, refer to Chapter 4 which reviews, in particular, local rules for Glenn County probate proceedings. Local rules are important. For example, they provide detailed court filing procedures, outline different policies, and other special requirements for Glenn County probate cases. We highly encourage you to review the local court rules before you begin the probate process.

Adjudicated Newspapers for Glenn County

You will most likely use the Glenn County Transcript to publish the required notices in Glenn County probate cases. Contact the legal advertising department at (530) 749-6556 or by email: adclass@appealdemocrat.com.

Glenn County Probate Examiner

A Probate Examiner will meticulously review every Glenn County probate case before a Judge hears the matter. The job of the probate examiner is to review documents before an upcoming hearing to make sure they are complete and comply with the local rules. The probate examiner will point out deficiencies in the paperwork before the hearing and post comments in probate notes which can be accessed through the portal on their website.

Glenn County Probate Referee

Jane Dolan is the sole probate referee serving Glenn County. The job of the probate referee is to value all non-cash assets of the decedent. The probate referee will post these valuations on the Inventory and Appraisal, and more specifically, attachment 2 of the Inventory. Cash assets such as cash, savings accounts, and checking accounts, are not part of the assets the probate referee will value. Contact information for the Glenn County probate referee is:

Jane Dolan
389 Connors Court, Suite A
Chico, CA  95926
Phone: (530) 342-4295
FAX: (530) 342-1994
e-mail: jdolan@sbcglobal.net

How to File Probate in Glenn County

To file probate in Glenn County, first, start by filing a probate petition and the decedent’s will with the court. If a decedent dies away without a will, California’s laws of intestate succession will decide who receives the decedent’s estate.

Upon filing the petition, the court will issue Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration. There are different types of Letters depending on whether the Judge appoints an Executor or Administrator. Once the Court Clerk issues Letters, The Personal Representative must arrange for the completion of an inventory and appraisal of the decedent’s estate. The estate’s representative (ex – the Executor or Administrator) must also notify all creditors and interested parties about the probate proceedings. During the probate process, the Personal Representative may need to sell some of the decedent’s assets to pay outstanding taxes, debts, and creditors. Afterward, and upon court approval, the Personal Representative, can distribute all remaining assets to beneficiaries and heirs.

Probate Success is in the Details

As mentioned above, California probate takes between 9-12 months to complete. Although the process is entirely procedural, within that procedure, there are lots and lots of detailed steps. For this reason, in addition to legal document preparation services, A People’s Choice offers full case management assistance to our customers. Not only do we provide step-by-step instructions to our clients on how to probate an estate, but we also help our clients timely meet those requirements and get through the probate process as quickly as possible. In fact, people that use our services complete their probate cases substantially faster than those probate proceedings handled by an attorney!

We can help you save thousands of dollars to probate your loved one’s estate. You can avoid paying statutory attorney fees that are not directly related to the amount of time an attorney may ultimately invest in the probate matter. Did you know that an attorney will receive a higher fee to probate an estate valued at $800,000 vs. $600,000 even though the amount of work is precisely the same? On the contrary, A People’s Choice charges a flat fee to draft the standard paperwork you need to start and finish probate.

Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how to file probate in Glenn County. Using our non-attorney probate services will undoubtedly save the estate thousands of dollars, putting more money into the pockets of the beneficiaries and heirs. You can reach our experienced staff 7 days a week at 800-747-2780. Please also visit our exciting new website ProbatebyME.com which is dedicated to probate and estate administration matters in California.

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