Whether you are in the San Fernando Valley or elsewhere, each petition for probate of a will or the how to process starts with information gathering. When determining how to probate a will, you first need to determine the approximate size if the estate.
You next need to gather the necessasry information regarding the existence of a will. No will estates are handled through the intestate succession laws in California. Without knowing whether there is a will, you must start in intestacy under estate administration rules.
Then, you must gather a list of names, addresses and relationships of the closest heirs, or those named in the will. Probating a will necessitates record-keeping and diligence regardless of the court location of where the will is filed for probate.
Once you have those, you may spent a couple of hours preparing the petition. Notice to all heirs must be guven, and you must publish the probate notice in a local newspaper in the city of residence of the deceased.
Now that you are ready, contact us for all help in filing your petition. Need a referral for a probate lawyer? Call us.