Back in 2016 I wrote my first book on the California probate process. It is called How to Live and Die with the California Probate: a Layperson’s Guide to the California Probate Process. I have put a link below if you want to buy it. If you want a FREE copy just send me an email and ask!
I wrote the book to try to help young attorneys, general practice attorneys, and do-it-yourselfers with the cumbersome probate process. I intended to point out some nooks and crannies of the system that catch people and cause delays. I believe the book accomplishes that and should help you avoid some of the pitfalls but obviously it can not list every last pitfall as it would be hundreds of pages and need to be updated monthly!
As an attorney who has completed over 1,000 California probates I am not normally caught by surprise in a probate. However, if you have not done 1,000+ you might be. My book is designed to help you and, as I said above, it’s FREE if you just ask me.
For at least 10 years I have been working on a more complete guide to the California probate process. Unfortunately it remains a work in process. I hope to have it done this year but I have been hoping that for many years. In the meantime you can get my current book for free.
Best wishes to you as you navigate the California probate process!