Q: I live in Calif. My husband and I arre jopmt tennants on a deed. He passed away, Am I his successor or do I need probat
The value of the property is under 300 K.
A: You do not need to probate the estate due to the house, but you may need to probate his estate IF (1) he did not have a trust and the value of his probatable assets is $166,250 or higher; or (2) if the value of his probatable assets are less than $166,250. There isn't enough information in your question about his other assets, so a lawyer cannot sufficiently respond to the probate question. Sorry about that!
A: You bypass Probate. But you need to file an Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant with the County Clerk. The clerk's web site will have the form.
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