For smaller estates, the California probate code allows for certain procedures that are easier, quicker, and less expensive to administer an estate. Since every estate is unique, contact an experienced San Diego probate attorney who can help you choose the most efficient procedure for your matter.
Are you wondering how to make the probate process move quicker? In California, the probate administration process can take a great deal of time. The longer it takes, the more expenses tend to accrue and the more time the assets are tied up.
For small estates there may be simpler ways to administer the affairs of your loved one without having to open up a full probate proceeding involving the San Diego probate court. Small Estates and Summary Proceedings may be an option to full probate.
Accessing a bank account without opening a formal probate proceeding may be possible. View here for more information from a San Diego probate court attorney.
What should you do if assets are being distributed outside of your loved one’s California probate estate? View here for more from a Riverside trust attorney.
San Diego trust attorneys at The Grossman Law Firm discuss a simplified form of probate available when the sole beneficiary is a spouse or domestic partner.
San Diego attorney Scott Grossman shows how to fill out and complete a Schedule of Assets under California probate law and offers a free book.
Estates that have less than $150,000 worth of property can avoid a lengthy probate proceeding to transfer personal property. Instead, an affidavit may be used.