Understanding the California Small Estate Probate Process

california probate process for small estate

California probate law provides spouses and beneficiaries the option of administering an estate outside the formal probate process. Surviving beneficiaries are able to transfer personal and real property using simplified probate procedures such as completing a simple affidavit. Read on to learn more about the California small estate probate process for estates valued under $150,000. Small Estate […]

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Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of ProbatebyME.com / 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.