Frequently Asked Questions

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Can probate be avoided if there is a will?

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No. A will simply replaces the instructions for dividing up your estate contained in the Probate Code, with your own. Probate is still required to lawfully disperse the assets in your estate after you pass. An estate attorney in Rocklin can help you draft a will to help avoid family disputes.

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