How Long Do You Have To File Probate After Death In California??

30 days

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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