Fontana, CA asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure and Probate for California

Q: Can I sale a property in California as the executive of the estate?

Or do I have to go in the deed? It’s my grandfathers property it’s not contested

2 Lawyer Answers
Julie King
Julie King
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answer to your question depends on the type of powers you were given by the Probate Court. If you haven't yet been through the probate process and the deceased person had a Will (not a trust), you won't be able to do anything with the property until you are issued Letters by the Probate Court. See a probate attorney for assistance. Best wishes!

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  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you need to transfer real property, by Wll, and you're the Executor. You'll need to do it through the Probate Court. You may want to look for some lawyers close by on Justia or consult your local bar association as they probably have a qualified referral list. Good luck!

Rob T.

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