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By: Scott Grossman on June 28th, 2017

What is a San Diego Probate Process?

If you have recently lost a close friend or loved one, you may hear the term “probate” being used. Unless you have administered an estate in the past, probate may be an unfamiliar concept to you. Fortunately, an experienced San Diego estate administration attorney can explain what probate is and can also guide you through the process—every step of the way. The information below is a general overview of the probate process.

5 Important Facts about the San Diego Probate Process:

  1. First, probate is the legal process of administering an estate.
  2. Probate allows for the resolution of any potential creditor claims.
  3. During probate, the San Diego probate court decides on the legal validity of the will.
  4. A probate administration involves the court appointing the executor, administrator, or personal representative of an estate.
  5. Lastly, an appointed personal representative has the legal authority to distribute the assets of the estate as outlined in the will or under the California Probate Code.

For more information about probate proceedings in California, view our article, “What Is Probate?” Also, our free guide, The Insider’s Guide to California Probate and Trust Administration, provides additional helpful insight into the process of carrying out the affairs of a deceased loved one.

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