How to Probate an Estate in California

How to Probate an Estate in California


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How to Probate an Estate in California by Julia P. Nissley

This step-by-step guide has saved thousands of readers thousands of dollars!

If you need to wrap up the affairs of a deceased family member or friend in California, you can save attorney fees by handling the probate process yourself.

How to Probate an Estate in California supplies all the instructions, explanations and support you need. You may even be able to handle the whole process by mail, without setting foot in the courthouse. Learn how to:

  • read a will
  • determine who inherits property if there is no will
  • handle probate paperwork
  • collect life insurance and other benefits
  • transfer community property to a surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • pay bills and taxes
  • distribute property left through trusts

    The completely updated 18th edition explains the latest laws, estate taxes and forms for the current year.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780873374750
    Publisher: NOLO
    Publication date: 06/23/1998
    Edition description: 10TH
    Pages: 416
    Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.96(d)

    About the Author

    Julia Nissley was Probate Administrator with the Los Angeles law firm of Silverberg, Rosen, Leon and Behr for many years. She is an honors graduate of the Attorney Assistant Training Program in Probate Administration at the University of California—Los Angeles School of Law, and a member of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants. Julia is a native Californian and enjoys playing tennis and riding trains with her husband, Ron. The author of How to Probate an Estate in California, Julia now operates her own form preparation service under the name Probate Direct, assisting consumers with all kinds of probate paperwork through the mail or in person.

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    How to Probate an Estate in California 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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    If you're dealing with a small estate, this is the answer that will save you $thousands. If not, this will help you keep those attorneys from overcharging you and family members from being confused.