This FAQ can be applicable to the following areas:
2. San Bernardino
3. Los Angeles
4. Riverside County
5. Orange County
6. Apple Valley
and other places in California
In which court probate cases can be filed in California?
Superior Court of the area where the deceased person lived while he died or a principal asset.
Are TOD deeds applicable in California?
California allows TOD deeds only for a home you use as your main or primary residence, but not in case of other types of real estate
How can I Buy Probate Real Estate?
If you have patience Probate real estate can be appealing as an investment strategy, but for that you may have to wait for several months to close because the property may sell below its true value depending on how it is marketed. If don’t have experience in buying a probate property before, it’s a good idea to work with an experienced agent as it can be quite different from purchasing a seller-owned property. It may require certain laws of the state, considerably high deposits and you may have to get courts permission as well, but all these efforts can prove to be worthy.
How much time a probate process can take?
According to the California law a personal representative must complete probate process within one year from the date of appointment, unless s/he files a federal estate tax. In such a case, he or she can have 18 months to complete the probate.