The probate process in California can be complex, confusing, and often lengthy. Suppose you are an executor of a will or the administrator of an estate. In that case, you must understand each party’s steps to complete the probate proceedings.
It’s also essential to ensure everything is done correctly. Any errors could lead to unnecessary delays. Plus, it can also add more cost to the estate’s budget.
In this blog, we provide novice executors/administrators with some guidance on navigating through all stages of probate in California.
File the Petition
The first step is to file a petition with the court. This document will detail the following information:
- Names of all parties involved in the proceedings
- List any assets to include in the estate
- Debts to settle
- Executor’s name
Additionally, this document may request court approval for certain actions such as transferring assets, selling property, or paying off debts.…Continue reading