When You Die Without A Will in California

Die Without A Will in California

What could happen to your estate when you die without a will in California? A common misconception is that your estate will go to the State of California. This is not true. When you die without a will in California, depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s estate may need to be probated. Unfortunately, if you do not have a will,  California intestate succession laws will determine what surviving relatives of the decednet will receive his/her property and what percentage of the estate they will receive. This article will explain what happens when you die with a will in California.

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By |2018-05-06T19:00:05-07:00April 18th, 2018|

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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.