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How to File Probate in Sierra County, California

A People’s Choice can help you file probate in Sierra County and save you money in the process! Moreover, you do not have to hire an attorney to file probate in Sierra County!

As a non-attorney legal document assistant, A People’s Choice can help you draft the documents you need to probate your loved one’s estate. In fact, we can help you complete the entire probate process for a fraction of the cost an attorney will charge. We can help you learn more about how to file probate in Sierra County. In addition, be sure to check out our exciting new website ProbatebyME.com which is completely dedicated to probate and estate administration matters in California.

Filing probate in Sierra County involves the court overseeing and supervising the settling and distribution of a deceased person’s estate. This includes paying any outstanding taxes, debts and other liabilities before distributing assets to beneficiaries and heirs. A People’s Choice has filed thousands of probate cases in California and have made our processes very efficient. In fact, most of our probate matters ace completed within 8-10 months.

What our Clients Say...
“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’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.
“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 Sierra County!

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Important Money Saving Tip!

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 $200,000 estate filed in Sierra County would be $7,000! 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 Sierra County

Sierra County probate matters are heard at the following address:

Main Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square
Downieville, CA 95936

The Sierra County Probate Division hears legal matters including guardianship, conservatorship, and probate. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding court holidays. Wills must be lodged with the court within thirty days of the decedent passing away.

Sierra County Probate Rules

The Sierra County local court rules can be accessed through the court’s website. Although there are no specific rules for probate cases, you should be generally aware of the overall rules that would apply in probate proceedings.

Adjudicated Newspapers for Sierra County

Contact the Sierra County Clerk’s office at (530) 289-3698 to get a current list of newspapers approved to handle the required probate publication. Phone Hours of the Clerk’s Office are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Sierra County Probate Examiner

Tentative rulings for probate matters can be accessed on the court’s website. Be aware that the online court calendars may not be the final drafts and, as a result, may not contain all cases calendared for the listed day. In this regard, if your case is not listed you should call the Sierra County Superior Court Clerks Office at (530) 289-3698.

Sierra County Probate Referee

The job of the probate referee is to value all the decedent’s assets as of the date of death. In this regard, the probate referee for Sierra County is:

Kevin P. Eckard
P.O. Box 240
Auburn, CA  95604
Phone: (530) 888-0472
FAX: (530) 888-6457
e-mail: inisheer@sbcglobal.net

How to Complete Probate in Sierra County

Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how we can help you successfully file probate in Sierra County. In addition to the required documents, there are many steps involved to successfully complete a Sierra County probate case. By and large, using our non-attorney probate services will save the estate thousands of dollars. Ultimately this savings puts more money into the pockets of the beneficiaries. Call us now at 800-747-2780. We typically have staff available 7 days a week 8 am to 8:30 pm to answer your questions and get you started.

Get help with your legal documents today!

A People’s Choice can certainly save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your legal documents instead of an expensive attorney!


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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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