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

WHAT IS ANCILLARY PROBATE IN CALIFORNIA?

When someone dies owning property in their individual name there is a probate legal process through which their estate must go in order for their property to be passed on to their heirs. Probate is almost always undertaken first in the home state of domicile. The probate laws of the state in which the decedent was a permanent resident determine who will get the decedent's personal property (wherever it was located) and the decedent's real property located within the state. This is why probate is almost always filed in the decedent's home state.

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