Courts Decedent's Estates

The information provided for decedent’s estates will be very generalized and minimal since every estate is different and there are several types of decedent’s estates making the process somewhat complicated.  It is strongly suggested that the advice of legal counsel is sought. 

You may wish to review the Estates and Protected Individuals Code.  The Court and the Court's staff are prohibited by law (Section 1211 of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code) from providing legal advice and assistance in completing forms.  The instructions and information provided on this website may be useful as a guide, however they are not meant to be all-inclusive.  For those proceedings that are contested or complex, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney for guidance. 

What is Probate?
Decedent's Will
Informal v Formal Proceedings
Duties of Personal Representative
Transfers on Death - Estates Under $20,000