In an earlier post we described what probate is and that it only applies to assets titled in the name of the decedent at the time of her death.  Now we want to discuss how to start the probate process (it’s just a court process after all).

Handling a California probate can be summed up

Probate is an antiquated term that simply means to prove-up a decedent’s Will.  It is a Court process where a decedent’s assets are gathered, creditors are paid, heirs are identified and located, and the assets distributed either according to the decedent’s Will or by statute if a decedent died without a Will (referred to as