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...
The Role of a California Probate Referee

The Role of a California Probate Referee

In California, a probate referee is typically assigned to a probate case to examine the non-cash assets of the estate and appraise their current value. This person may be an attorney or a CPA with relevant training and experience, In some California counties, a...