After a person dies, his or her assets must be distributed. Retirement assets may pass to beneficiaries outside of probate administration.
Articles about Probate Process
Administering an estate may involve the handling of retirement assets. It is important to know what information you need to distribute the asset.
Administering a trust that is the beneficiary of an IRA is not easy. Make sure you understand your role and get help if you need it.
The personal representative of a California estate can take steps to speed up the administration process. View 10 such steps that make probate more efficient.
What should I do if there is not enough cash in the San Diego probate estate to pay all of its debts?
If you are the executor or administrator of a California probate estate, part of your responsibilities include paying the valid debts of the estate.
How do I go about valuing assets such as the furniture and other household items owned by a California estate?
Valuing assets is a responsibility of an executor or administrator as part of the estate administration process.
What should I do if credit card companies are contacting me regarding my deceased loved one’s estate?
Administering a probate in California can be a confusing process for those unfamiliar with the procedures. Unfortunately, failing to understand the responsibilities of an executor, administrator, or family member of a deceased individual can be costly.
Following the passing of your loved one, the last thing that most people want to deal with is a long estate administration. Unfortunately, even the quickest formal probate administration can take between six and nine months to complete.