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April 24, 2021

Notice to Creditors With Claims Against California Probate Estates

Generally, an individual’s death does not extinguish creditors’ claims, but creditors must act quickly to assert their claims against a probate estate to avoid losing their rights forever. Every state has its own laws on probate procedures, including how probate estate creditors are to be handled. The person who is administering the probate estate, often called the personal representative, is supposed to notify creditors that the deceased has died so that the creditors can make […]
April 23, 2021

California Residential Ownership – Transfer of Property at Death

When a person dies the transfer of the deceased’s residential property (or any real property for that matter) becomes an issue. Who is entitled to the real property upon death depends on how the property was owned at the time of death. The following describes the various forms of ownership of residential property in California and, in general, how it would be distributed upon death. Tenancy in Common A tenancy in common is created whenever […]