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By: Scott Grossman on August 5th, 2016

6 Steps for Closing a Probate Administration in California

Probating an estate in California can feel like an endless process. Once the end is nearing, however, there are several steps that an executor or administrator must be careful to follow in order to wind up the administration. If you are the executor or administrator of an estate, consult with an experienced Riverside estate attorney for guidance.

What are the steps associated with closing a probate administration in California? The following is an overview:

  1. The executor or administrator files a petition with the probate court to report everything that he or she has done.
  2. The executor or administrator requests a court order to distribute the remaining assets.
  3. The executor or administrator requests approval by the probate court of executor or administrator fees as well as attorney fees.
  4. If extra work was done, the executor or administrator can request additional fees.
  5. The court reviews the petition for distribution of the estate assets to be sure that the executor or administrator is abiding by the terms of the will or the California Probate Code.
  6. Once the assets have been distributed, the executor or administrator asks the Probate Court to be discharged.

While these steps may seem complicated, an experienced attorney can walk you through the process. Unfortunately, not all legal professionals are created equal. To learn more about how to handle the hiring process and find the best practitioner, view our article Finding the Right California Probate or Trust Administration Attorney. For more information about probate administration process, view our free guide Probate a Will or Administer a Trust After the Loss of a Loved One. Contact an experienced Riverside probate attorney today for assistance in probating the estate of your loved one. Call the Grossman Law Firm at (888) 443-6590.

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