Probating A Will Yourself In California
If you choose to probate a will in California without the help of an attorney, there is a laundry list of things you will need to do. Here are the essentials of what you will need to start the probate process;
The first step is to gather all of the documents related to the will and the estate. This includes the original will, any codicils (amendments to the will), death certificate, asset statements, and any other relevant documents.
You will then need to create an estate inventory, which is a list of all of the assets owned by the deceased person. This includes both tangible assets, like property and vehicles, and intangible assets, like bank accounts and stocks.
Once you have completed these steps, you can begin the process of probating the will. This involves filing the necessary paperwork with the court, having the will authenticated, and giving notice to all interested parties.
As you can see; The probate process can be difficult and there is a large room for error. It is important to make sure that you are familiar with all of the steps involved before beginning. If you have any questions, contact or call us for a free 30 minute consultation for any questions you might have!