What are "Letters" in a Probate?

Has a bank representative told you that you need “Letters” in order to access a decedent's bank account? Contact me to find out if that...

Funeral Disputes - Who Decides?

Occasionally a family may have a disagreement about what type of funeral to hold for the person that has passed away. Of course it’s...

Who are the Heirs in a Probate?

In general terms, an heir is a close relative who may be entitled to the decedent’s property or money after a death. Usually an heir is...

Do-It-Yourself Probate

Should you handle your own probate case in California? It’s possible to go through the probate process in California without an attorney,...

What is an Executor of an Estate?

If you are participating in a probate, you may have heard the term “executor of the estate”. This term is used when a decedent left...

Probate Costs in California

It’s overwhelming. Someone close to you has died and you’re trying to cope with your grief. In addition to your emotional struggles, you...