Lately I seem to have a run of small probate matters and I can say that small probates come in different sizes. Though the rules are fairly simple I thought you might like to hear some fact patterns so you could see probate code section 13150 and 13200 inaction in real life!
These are just some examples. I thought you might like to see what small estates look like. Some end up as “full probates” but they are small full probates (like #5) while others utilize the more efficient options like under $50k affidavits, under $150k successions, or spousal property petitions. We always look at all options so we can do what is best for our client! It’s important that you work with an attorney that knows what all the options are so that they can explain them all to you!
Here’s a link to a page on my website that talks about some of these options.
Here is a link to the $50k affidavit.
Best of luck dealing with the California probate process!