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Using a California Small Estate Probate Affidavit

Which California small estate probate affidavit can help you transfer real or personal property to beneficiaries in small estates and avoid probate? A California small estate probate affidavit is a [...]

What is an Administrator of an Estate?

The administrator of an estate is responsible for wrapping up a deceased person’s financial and legal affairs while the estate is in probate. The duties of the executor of a [...]

Attorney Fees for Probate in California

Paying attorney fees in probate can be costly. Fortunately, if probate is required, there are low-cost options other than using an attorney to get through the process. Read on to [...]

Filing a California Heggstad Petition

The filing of a California Heggstad Petition is a court process used to get a court order declaring that property listed on a trust schedule is nevertheless a trust asset, despite the [...]

Should You Use DIY Legal Websites?

What do you do when you need the services of the court, but you know you cannot afford a lawyer? Your first step is probably a Google search about your [...]

What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

Writing a will can be scary because it requires you to think about your own mortality. It can be just as frightening to think about what will happen if you [...]

How Much Does Probate Cost?

Inheriting money from a family member can change your financial situation for the better, but it does not mean an instant payday. The estate must first go through probate, which [...]