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  • Lodging the Decedent's Will
    Lodging the Decedent's Will

    After a person’s death, you should make a reasonable search for their will or other estate planning documents. Our society allows every person to leave their property exactly how they see fit, subject ...

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  • Publication Requirements for California Probates
    Publication Requirements for California Probates

    The publication requirement for notices of hearing for petitions for probate presents several questions for the probate attorney; in particular, issues of timing, location, and the Judicial Council ...

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  • The Independent Administration of Estates Act
    The Independent Administration of Estates Act

    Once an attorney starts to fill out a Petition for Probate, one of the first questions he or she must answer is whether to ask for authority to administer the estate under the Independent ...

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  • The California Petition for Probate - A Primer
    The California Petition for Probate - A Primer

    One of the first documents that must be prepared and filed in any probate in California is the Petition for Probate. The Judicial Council of California has prepared a mandatory form for the Petition ...

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  • The Probate Process in California - A Summary
    The Probate Process in California - A Summary

    The probate process in California can be daunting to those already dealing with the loss of a friend or family member. But with the proper guidance, any intelligent and responsible person can navigate ...

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  • Bond: How much?
    Bond: How much?

    Personal representatives (executors and administrators) are usually required to obtain a bond as a condition of serving. Probate bonds can be obtained from various bond companies. A couple main ...

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