California Probate Court

Navigating through the probate process can often feel unnerving and complicated. Armed with the right probate checklist, however, this journey can become more manageable. It requires time, patience and a keen attention to detail to ensure all essentials are covered.READ MORE

When a loved one passes away, navigating the aftermath can be an emotionally taxing experience. The discovery of multiple wills can add an additional layer of complexity to an already challenging time. Whether you find 2, 3, or more, determiningREAD MORE

When a house is being put up for auction, it often means that the estate of a deceased loved one is being settled. This process can be particularly stressful for heirs who wish to retain ownership of the property, eitherREAD MORE

With its association to death, taxes and emotions, probate understandably earns a negative reputation. But exactly why do people hate probate? In this article, we investigate this further and explore the emotional, financial and logistical challenges associated with the probateREAD MORE

When it comes to the inevitable end of life, the financial implications can be a source of concern. Many individuals wonder what happens to debt after death if they don’t have a will in place. Indeed, the absence of aREAD MORE

If you have ever heard of probate or are just now learning about probate, especially if a family member passed away, you might have some questions. Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone passes away, involving theREAD MORE

Losing a loved one is an emotionally challenging experience, and navigating the legal complexities that follow can be overwhelming. In such difficult times, seeking the guidance of an attorney is crucial to ensure a clear path forward. In this article,READ MORE

Understanding the pros and cons of probate is crucial when navigating the legal landscape in California. This is a legal process that can enter the equation after you pass away. Most people assume that they should use a last will as a vehicleREAD MORE

Distinguishing real property from personal property, in the narrowest sense, refers to parcels of land vs tangible objects like cars, furniture, and jewelry. When we apply legal definitions more broadly, however, real property encompasses all forms of interests that canREAD MORE

When someone dies without a will, a survivor of the decedent files for probate, which in California requires submitting the completed petition for probate form and the decedent’s death certificate. Probate is the court-supervised process for identifying and gathering theREAD MORE