LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney William Kenneth Sweeney | Aug 4, 2018

DOES A RELATIVELY SMALL CALIFORNIA ESTATE HAVE TO BE PROBATED?

In California, estates with probate assets (see below for excluded assets) that are valued at more than $150,000 have to be probated.

However, there are various ways to avoid probate in California. A small estates law affidavit procedure is one that may be used if the “probate estate” is $150,000 or less. No documents are required to be filed with the Superior Court.

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