Small estates don't have to go through probate to be distributed. Find out what California's limit is for this small estates procedure.
Each state has its own rules about probate. Find out how they do it in California.
Each state has rules, called the laws of intestacy, that determine how to divide property when a spouse dies without a Will. Read this article to find out who inherits if a spouse or parent dies without a Will in California.
Information about how to handle probate matters with your county probate court.
From living trusts to pay-on-death deeds and financial accounts, there are lots of ways to pass assets outside of probate. These forms can help you do just that.