Do you need to file probate in Shasta County? Contact A People’s Choice to learn more about our probate document preparation services for Shasta County. Our experienced probate document assistants can help you file the forms you need to probate your loved one’s estate in California. Keep in mind, our services are not restricted to just preparing paperwork; rather we can assist you with the probate process from initiation to completion. Probating an estate is a straightforward process. Most people can probate an estate with no legal representation. Read on to learn how to file probate in Shasta County.As you are learning about probate, be sure to check out our exciting new website ProbatebyME.com which is completely dedicated to probate and estate administration matters in California.

In probate, the court oversees the administration and settling of a deceased person’s estate. This process includes paying all outstanding debts and taxes, and then distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries and heirs. Most probate matters can be finished within 12 months.

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“I cannot say enough about the time and money this company saved me. With their help I finished Probate in Tulare Co on my brother estate in little over 12 months. I am a letter carrier with no legal training, yet , I completed the entire process mainly because A People’s Choice walked me thru each step. They filed most papers electronically which resulted in me needing only three court appearances (and saved me from many trips to Visalia.) Keep in mind, all probates are different but if you have limited resources I recommend this company. The Probate Judge complimented me on the good work I received from A People’s Choice, saying this was not always to case with other legal help offices.”
Jack M.
“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.”
Ron C.
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M. Rice
“I am writing to give A People’s Choice my utmost recommendation. Living in New England, I 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 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
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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!”
C.K..
“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.

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Important Money Saving Tip!

The average house value in Shasta County is $246,283 and values are expected to increase about 2.3% 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 $250,000 estate filed in Shasta County would be $8,000! 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 Shasta County

Shasta County hears probate matters at the following address:

Main Courthouse
1500 Court Street, Room 319
Redding, CA 96001

The Shasta County Probate Division handles guardianship, conservatorship, and probate. The court clerk’s hours are from 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding court holidays. For general requests of information, you can email the probate division at Probate@shasta.courts.ca.gov. This email address does not accept case-related correspondence, nor will it be placed in the court file.

Shasta County Probate Rules

Every county in California has their own court rules and regulations. You can view and/or download the Shasta County Probate Rules here. Pay particular attention to Section 15 which covers rules unique to Shasta County probates covering the following topics pertinent to probate cases filed in Shasta County including:

      1. Captions of petition and posting
      2. Noticing requirements
      3. Signing and verification of pleadings
      4. The wording of probate order
      5. Time for submitting orders and affidavits of publication
      6. Commissions and fees
      7. Required matters in petitions for final distribution
      8. Accounts in probate proceedings

Adjudicated Newspapers for Shasta County

Contact the Shasta County Superior court clerk for a current list of adjudicated newspapers approved for the required probate publication process.

Shasta County Probate Examiner

When you file probate in Shasta County you can view tentative rulings on the court’s website. Be aware that the court also posts tentative decisions outside of the court department on the day of the hearing. Also, the Court publishes the tentative rulings on its website at least 12 hours before the scheduled hearing.

Shasta County Probate Referee

After yiou file probate in Shasta County you may need to have assets appraised in the probate proceeding. If so, you will need to contact the probate referee assigned to serve Shasta County. The information for the Shasta County Probate Referee is as follows:

Susan L. “Suzy” Jeffers
P.O. Box 994761
Redding, CA  96099-4761
Phone: (530) 605-0204
FAX: (530) 605-4361
e-mail: sljeffers@sbcglobal.net

How to Complete Probate in Shasta County

The appointed executor or family member can begin the probate process. Once appointed, the administrator or executor will be required to do an inventory and appraisal of the decedent’s estate. In some circumstances, assets may need to be liquidated to pay the decedent’s outstanding taxes and debts. Interested parties must receive notice of the probate. This allows creditors, beneficiaries, and potential heirs to file claims against the estate. Once the personal representative settles all claims against the estate, they can ask the court for permission to distribute the remaining assets among beneficiaries and heirs.

Shasta County offers online access to court cases and electronic court records through their website.

Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how to file probate in Shasta County. Keep in mind that we provide case management services, can help correct any probate notes, and file all the forms you need to complete the probate process. We charge a fraction of what attorneys charge in completing probate services.

Do Not Hire an Attorney to Probate an Estate in Shasta County

Despite common belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to probate an estate in California. Most attorneys receive a statutory fee to probate an estate. The attorney will receive a percentage of the gross value of the estate as his fee. The attorney’s fee is not directly tied to the amount of effort expended in completing probate. For example, an attorney will receive a higher payment to probate an estate valued at $500,000 in comparison to $200,000 despite performing any more work. You do not need to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to complete probate forms. Instead, considering using our non-attorney probate preparation and management services. Obviously, in some rare instances such as someone contesting the probate, you may need to consult with an attorney for legal advice. Even so, we have helped many people successfully respond and overcome contested issues in their probate cases.

Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how to file probate in Shasta County. We hope you will give us the opportunity to show you how our non-attorney probate services will save the estate thousands of dollars In this regard, consider also visiting our new website ProbatebyME.com which is dedicated to California probate and related matters.

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