Las Vegas, NV asked in Probate for California

Q: Do I need a probate bond waiver from my fathers sister?

My father died intestate. He has 4 children including myself. Do I need to request a bond waiver from everyone including his sisters and grandchildren? Or just his children?

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Howard E. Kane
Howard E. Kane
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oakland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A bond waiver is only necessary for those who stand to inherit. Under intestate succession, this should be limited to his children and possibly grandchildren if any of his children are deceased. Keep in mind that if the administrator lives out of state, the judge will most likely require a $20,000 bond despite waivers. The good news is that a $20,000 bond should only cost $100 to obtain.

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