Probate & Trust Administration
When someone dies with a will (or testate) the decedent’s estate must pass goes through a process known as probate. If someone you love has passed away and you are in possession of his or her will, click here for more information.
When someone dies without a will (or intestate), the decedent’s estate must pass through a probate proceeding prior to distribution to heirs. If your loved one has passed away without a will, click here for more information.
California law provides that if a decedent’s estate is held in a trust, then there is no need to file a petition for probate. If you are the trustee of a trust created by someone who passed away, click here for more information.