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
*pay bills and taxes
*distribute property left through trusts
How to Probate an Estate in California includes all the necessary forms and step-by-step instructions. The 13th edition is completely revised to cover the latest estate tax laws, a new form of property ownership called "community property with right of survivorship," and how the latest court cases affect updating beneficiaries after divorce.