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Filing a Covid probate case in Placer County California

Today I personally filed a Covid probate case here in my home county of Placer county. That is at the Courthouse here in Roseville.   I thought a lot of you would be interested in my filing a Covid probate case in Placer County California. I want to get through the specific details of how a […]

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Small Estates Creditors and Cars – Real Question

I received a question the other day which I modified to protect the identity of the person.  They asked: Hi.  My uncle recently passed with my dad (his brother) as his closest relative and few assets.  His estate qualifies as a “small estate” under California law.  I cannot find any resources about how to treat […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 12 – Letters Testamentary

The last chapter I have partially written for my second probate book is below. Remember you can get my first probate book on Amazon or email me for a free PDF. Chapter 12 – Letters Testamentary (and Letters of Administration)   The holy grail of the probate process is the “Letters” document. In California it […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 11 – The Four Month Probate Period

Please remember my first probate book is available for sale on Amazon or just email me for a free pdf.  My second one may never get published so am posting each chapter here on my blog. Here’s chapter 11….   Chapter 11 – The Four Month Probate Period   The heart of a California probate […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 10 – Calendar Notes in Probate Court

Please remember you can get my first probate book on Amazon. This is from my second probate book which I have determined will never be finished.  I think this is one of my most important chapters and contains stuff I have seen nowhere else on the web!   Chapter 10 – Calendar Notes in Probate […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 9 – filing a California probate

Another chapter from the unpublished probate book #2. Remember you can get my first California probate book on Amazon.   Chapter 9 – Filing a California Probate Once you have the documents ready you then have to physically file them in the proper probate court. This is different from county to county so you need […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 8 – the main probate forms

The response has been great to my unpublished second California probate book. I might have to publish it after all.  Don’t forget my first book is available on Amazon. Here’s another chapter from book 2: Chapter 8 – The Main Probate Forms Probate is a form driven process. Most forms, in a California probate, are […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 7 – Nuts and Bolts of a California probate

Chapter 7 – The nuts and bolts of a California probate As mentioned above I like to remind people that “probate is 7 months minimum so the quicker you start it the quicker you will be done.” As I write this book I contemplate a recent case. I was hired by a beneficiary to monitor […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 6 – Beneficiary representation in probate

Please remember this is from my unpublished probate book #2 but you can get my whole first book on Amazon or just email me for a PDF copy. Thanks. Here’s chapter 6…. Chapter 6 – Beneficiary representation in probate There are some probate cases where the beneficiary might feel they need their own attorney. Remember […]

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CALIFORNIA PROBATE BOOK 2 – CHAPTER 5 – Attorney-Client Relationship in probate

Chapter 5 – The Attorney-Client Relationship in probate The most common confusion in probate is who does the attorney represent. Let me start by saying, loudly, THE ATTORNEY DOES NOT REPRESENT THE ESTATE. There is simply no such representation. The attorney for the PR represents the PR and represents the PR only. If you are […]

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