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By: Scott Grossman on March 14th, 2018

Does a Person’s Trust Have to be Filed with the Court when they Die?

When Does a Trust Have to be Filed with the Court?

Generally, a person’s trust does not have to be filed with the court when they die.  This is different than their will which must be lodge with the Superior Court for the county in which they resided at the time they died. A trust will have to be filed with the court during a probate proceeding under some circumstances.  You can see our article on filing a will with the probate court as part of probate proceeding here.

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After the passing of a family member or friend, the last thing you likely want to deal with is a complicated process for winding up your loved one’s affairs. Administering an estate or trust requires careful attention to the laws, rules, and regulations surrounding California probate and trust administration. Failing to follow the proper procedures could cause substantial harm to the estate. Even if you are not in charge of administering the estate or trust, it is important to understand the administration process to ensure that your rights as an interested party are carefully protected. Fortunately, our free guide provides an easy-to-understand overview of the California estate administration process.


If you would like more information about the probate process, download our FREE E-Book today. The guide will provide an overview of what you can anticipate over the course of the trust or probate administration. It is very important that you not take any actions before consulting with an experienced California probate attorney. Doing so may result in an unintentional sacrifice of some of your legal rights or harm the estate or trust assets.

To learn more about the administration process,Contact Us Today at the Grossman Law Firm. You do not have to go through this process alone. We are here to help you.