Chino Hills, CA asked in Probate for California

Q: Judge has just granted me Admin. with full authority to manage estate BUT I'm confused bcuz the bank accts are blocked.

So what do i do about the bank accts being blocked? The Order does say FULL AUTHORITY to manage UNDER THE ESTATE ACT. Seems contradicting to me. Is this normal? Or is there a step I'm missing to get those bank accts unblocked?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in California

A: First, provide a copy of your order to the bank. If that doesn’t work, consult your probate attorney. He or she is in a much better position to help you than anyone in this forum.

Genene N. Dunn
Genene N. Dunn
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Tustin, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Full Authority really only has to do with real property and gives the administrator the authority to sell real property. Your order might say full authority but in item 5 might refer to blocked accounts which lets you avoid the bond.

Anthony S Park
Anthony S Park
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: I recorded my answer to your question here: https://youtu.be/hHeizaSRY_I

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