Category Archives: Probate/Estate Administration

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Is the Probate Process Mandatory?

Probate is a legal process during which a court will look at a decedent’s estate and how his or her assets are to be distributed. During probate the court will look to validate a will (if there is one), and will also appoint an executor or, an administrator if there is no will. This appointed […]

  • Posted on: Nov 18 2022
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Estate Planning and Probate for Non-U.S. Citizens

The United States is made up of individuals from all over the world and is home to many non-U.S. citizens who live, work, and sometimes die in this country. So what happens when a non-U.S. citizen passes away in the U.S.?  Usually, there is nothing that stops such an individual’s estate from being distributed. Unfortunately, […]

  • Posted on: Apr 14 2020
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An estate going through the probate court.

How Does California Probate Court Work?

The probate process is designed to help settle an estate under court supervision in order to ensure that bills are paid and persons lawfully inherit the estate. If someone dies with a will in place (“testate”), it may nominate someone whom the decedent wished to serve as the will’s executor. If someone dies without a […]

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2019
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