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Probates

Full Probate

A probate must be done through the court if someone who owns real property (or real estate) passes away without a Living Trust. Even if the decedent had a Will, the Will must be submitted to probate court before the property can be inherited.

Petition to Determine Succession

A Petition to Determine Succession to Real Property is a type of simplified probate that can only be done for estates under $166,250. An assessment by the Probate Referee may be needed prior to starting this process.

Heggstad Petition

A Heggstad Petition can be done in the event someone with a Living Trust passes away without titling their real property (or real estate) into the Trust’s name.

Spousal Property Petition

A Spousal Property Petition must be done in the event someone who owns real property (or real estate) passes away without adding their spouse’s name to the property title.

Probate Process Overview

  1. Schedule a consultation with PINK Legal—email, over the phone or in-person.
  2. Contract and PINK Legal service fee due.
  3. Initial documents prepared.
  4. Initial documents reviewed, signed and filed with the Court—Court file fee or Fee Waiver due.
  5. Client to attend hearing at court.
  6. Remaining process will vary depending on type of probate. A full probate will require publication in an appropriate newspaper and assessment of the estate by a Probate Referee (additional fees will apply) as well as further document preparation.

PINK Legal Fees

  • Consultation – $85

  • Agreeable Full Probate – $4,500 (additional $800 for Petition for Special Administration)

  • Heggstad Petition – $1,200 (additional $100 per each additional piece of real property)

  • Spousal Property Petition – $1,200

  • Petition to Determine Succession to Real Property – $1,200 (estates under $166,250)

  • Affidavit re: Real Property of Small Value – $399 (under $55,245)

  • Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property – $120 (additional $50 for each additional asset)

  • Court File Fee – $435

  • Lodge Will (if applicable) – $50

  • Publication Fee – varies by newspaper (estimate ~$200 – $400)

  • Probate Referee – varies depending on total value of the estate

  • Certified Copy of Order from Court – $25

  • Fee to Record Order – Varies by County

  • PLEASE NOTE: Additional fees may be charged if the probate becomes contested or if additional documents are needed.

Let’s Chat! We have three locations in Southern California. Contact us via email, call, or drop by.

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

M, T, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm
(Notary services available Monday & Thursday only)

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

M, T, W, Th: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

 

Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley

Virtual & In-Person
(805) 286-8086

More Probate Legal Services

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Our Locations

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Los Angeles / California

Virtual & In-Person
(888) 505-PINK (7465)

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Think of us as right in the middle between Do-It-Yourself and hiring an attorney.

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