Estate Planning And Business Law In Napa Valley And Beyond

Q: Is it true that my mother’s estate, which was rather modest, will not require a full probate because of its relatively small value?

A: That's right! California law allows for a simpler process to transfer personal property for estates that fall under a certain value threshold (currently $184,500), making it quicker and easier for heirs to receive their inheritance, and without having to go through...

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Q: My uncle died and his estate needs to go through probate. He did not have a Will. Who will receive the assets of his estate at the end of the probate?

A: Your uncle's estate is considered intestate because he died without a Will. California's laws of intestate succession will be applied to determine the heirs of his estate. If he was married and had children, his spouse and children would be the heirs of his estate....

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