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Q: When does an estate need probated?

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Glen D. Duvel
Glen D. Duvel
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are only two scenarios that keep an estate out of Probate. One, if there is a valid Living Trust, and two, if the estate is small enough to enable it to be admisistered via an affidavit of small estate. Such an estate would require less than $100,000 in value.

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Probate is administered when there is no will, or there is a will but the gross estate of decedent exceeds $150,000.

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