Steps for Filing Probate in California

Steps for Filing Probate in California

There are many steps required to complete a California probate case. For most people, the steps for filing probate in California can be overwhelming. First, it is important to recognize that probate in California can take 8-12 months or longer. Once the probate is filed, assets must be inventoried and valued. Notice must be given to interested parties, creditor claims rejected or approved, and debts and taxes paid. All of these steps for filing probate in Califonia  must be completed before the estate can be distributed to the heirs and beneficiaries. California does not require a personal representative to hire an attorney; however and there is a low-cost, non-attorney option available to consumers to help with the steps to file probate in California. Read this article for a better understanding of the steps for filing probate in California.

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