How to Probate and Settle an Estate in California

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Sphinx Pub., 2001 - Law - 289 pages
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The tasks required to fulfill probate responsibilities vary with the extent and complexity of the estate, as well as from state to state. This book guides the process of probate under California law and includes changes that have occurred recently with the meeting of the state legislature. Easy-to-use, blank tear-out forms make this book a valuable tool for anyone who is placed in the position of probating an estate.Information concerning handling creditor's claims, petitioning for hearings, taking inventory of the estate's assets, selling the estate property and handling of tax issues are all covered in this new text. Of particular interest in this book is information concerning the protection of the deceased's family -- what rights the living have and which laws apply to those rights.

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Contents

An Overview
1
Transferring NonProbate Assets
9
Starting Probate Proceedings
31
Copyright

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Douglas E. Godbe received his JD from the University of San Diego. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in probate, estate planning, and trust law. Godbe has been a speaker for several California Bar Continuing Education programs focusing on Basic Trust Drafting. He has practiced in the areas of probate and estate planning for more than twenty-five years, most recently in Laguna Hills, California.

Talamo is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is an attorney in Southern California.

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