In California Probate, the assets of a deceased person need to be inventoried. The Probate Code requires a referee appraise the assets listed on the inventory.
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When a person dies and leaves an estate, its value needs to be ascertained. The decedent’s gross estate is the fair market value at the date of his or her death of all property that he or she owned. Click here to learn about the differences between a gross estate and a net estate.
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 parents have passed away, find out what you can do to transfer the title to their house here. It truly depends on how the title to their house was held at the time that they died.
If your loved one has died and has left a will, it’s the will that determines who gets their property. If there is a will then a probate is likely required.
Whether or not you have to do a probate of your late spouse’s estate will depend on how title to your spouse’s property was held.
What is a Holographic Will? What are the requirements in California for it to be a legal will? In this video Attorney Scott Grossman discusses what you really need to know about Holographic Wills in California.
Gathering the witnesses for a will after someone has died can be difficult. Find out if your will meets the qualifications in order to admit the will to California probate without witnesses or not.