How much does it cost to do probate in California?
The fees are four percent of the first $100,000 of the estate, three percent of the next $100,000, two percent of the next $800,000, one percent of the next $9,000,000, and one-half percent of the next $15,000,000.
How long is the probate process?
The executor does not even have to file for probate for four years. Usually, however, people file wills with the probate court somewhere between a couple of months to a year after the death. With formal administration, just the notices to the public, to creditors, and to the beneficiaries can take several months.
How long does an executor of a will have to settle an estate in California?
The executor’s job will probably last six months to a year. First, the executor files the will, along with a document called “Petition for Probate,” with the probate court in the county where the deceased person lived. There is a filing fee of about $435; some counties charge a bit more.
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