No, just file it as soon as possible.
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Generally, laws such as California Probate Code 8200 are meant for the custodian of a will to surrender the document and file it with the probate court instead of holding onto the document for whatever reason. If there are no disputes with the will as you state, there should be no issues with filing slightly late. With the property you mention, you are probably looking at a small estate affidavit or something similar. Refer to one of the excellent contributors on this forum who practice in California for specific information.
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No-just file as soon as possible.
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You should be fine. The issue is if your actions caused harm or damage and can go to your right to serve as personal representative should probate be necessary. Under your facts, you should be fine. Just lodge the original downtown if your mom died in LA County.
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