Frequently Asked Questions

Probate FAQ

Few people like to think about their own death, but planning for your estate is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your loved ones. By creating an estate plan, you can ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to your wishes after you die.

You can also avoid the costly and time-consuming process of probate by planning ahead. This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about California probate and what you need to know about planning for an estate.


What is probate, and what does it involve?


What are the benefits of estate planning?


How do I go about creating an estate plan?


What happens if I don’t have an estate plan?


Can probate be avoided if there is a will?


What is the role of an executor or administrator?

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