My friend's husband passed away without a will. She left with a house in a range of $1.2M market price (owned as joint tenancy with her deceased husband), few joint bank accounts and few retirements accounts. They were married for about 25 years and all assets owned are common property. They have 1 son (minor) and no previous marriages, no brothers, sisters, etc. My friend's lawyer said that her house should go to probate and even joint bank accounts also are subjects to probate. From what I saw on the internet, it looks like neither house, no joint accounts should be probateable. Could you please help to clear the issue, if the house and/or joint bank accounts are probateable in California.