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Riverside and San Diego probate, trust litigation, and probate litigation lawyer Scott Grossman speaks about California probate law and answers your questions.
Can I sell a house during probate? Well the short answer is yes.The longer answer is what you need to do to do it correctly the first time because you don’t want to do this incorrectly.
What happens to my loved one’s property if they die and they had a will? Well, that will depend on the terms of their will. Assuming that there is no challenge or you overcome the challenge, then the judge admits the will to probate.
w Do I Choose a Probate Attorney? No matter which attorney you hire, you are going to pay them the same amount of money. For the same price as a brand new graduate, you can get certified specialist in probate law.
Does Community Property Have to Go Through Probate? Well, we have to actually look at the deed to see what it is that is going to happen. You can take title as community property with or without right of survivorship. This matters!
Does a Surviving Spouse Have to do Probate? This comes up when I get calls from people who say either their mother or their father died and now it’s their spouse (the father or the mother) who has survived.
How do I find out if I don’t know if there is a will or a trust? We want to check to see what is that mom or dad had owned before they died.
Often the question comes up, If my parents had a trust do I still need to do probate? Well the likely answer is no. The reason people create trusts is to avoid probate.
How Much Does California Probate Cost? California decades ago, put in place something that is called the statutory fee schedule.