Attorney Scott Grossman discusses if you should serve as administrator of the estate and if this is the right role for you.
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For those who have never been involved in handling the affairs of a friend or loved one, the concept of what is involved in this process can be overwhelming. Often, individuals are not certain what it means to be appointed an executor, administrator, or trustee.
If your loved one died without a will, you are probably wondering if their children can just come into his or her home and take what they want.
Not all of a decedent’s assets will go through the California probate process. If the deceased had no titled or significant assets to his or her name, then the probate process may not even be necessary.
If you are unsure of whether or not your parents had a will or trust when they died, know what steps you can take to find out. Probate may be necessary.
If your loved one died with no will available, their assets pass according to intestate law in California. View examples of assets not subject to intestacy.
If you cannot find a missing or lost will after a loved one passed and you are confident that your loved one prepared one before he or she passed, you should follow these steps to find it.
We don’t know if there is a will or a trust? How do we find out? Attorney Scott Grossman answers these questions in this very helpful video.