7 Security Steps for a California Probate Property

7 Security Steps for a California Probate Property

A vacant home has a way of attracting unwanted attention. Family, friends and neighbors sometimes assume they can select a few items from the decedant’s property that “no one will miss.” These situations have a way of escalating fast. 1. If the probate property is...
Relax, We Will Take Care of Everything

Relax, We Will Take Care of Everything

Cleaning up a residence or commercial property before a probate sale can be an overwhelming task. Because of this, some executors accept low offers for the property “as-is.” This means a significant loss of value for the estate. There is a better solution. Let us take...
California Proposition 19 Impact May Spur Estate Sales

California Proposition 19 Impact May Spur Estate Sales

Proposition 19 creates changes that should be considered when planning your estate, or when preparing for the probate sale of California real estate. The new rules affecting transfers of inherited property take effect February 16, 2021. California’s inherited real...
California Estate Planning to Avoid or Minimize Probate

California Estate Planning to Avoid or Minimize Probate

In many cases, probate is required to settle an estate in California. But if you wish to minimize the probate process for your beneficiaries, or perhaps enable them to avoid it altogether, there are several steps you can take.  1. Organize assets and title them...
Preparing for a California Probate Sale of Real Estate

Preparing for a California Probate Sale of Real Estate

No matter how prepared you might be, the task of selling California residential or commercial property to settle an estate can be daunting. As the Executor or Personal Representative of the estate, you face an array of fiduciary responsibilities. Fortunately, you...