A Guide Navigating California's Probate System

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Probate Services

Start to Finish

Time Line

Schedule of events

Executor's Duties



Responsible person

Legal Forms

Court Documents

Probate FAQ

Frequently Asked 


First things first. 

Our condolences.

Before we go any further, we're sorry if you're going through a difficult time due to the loss of a loved one.  If you're looking for help and guidance with the settling of a loved one's estate, the last thing we want to do is come off as opportunistic. We've been through it and we know it's tough. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as they come up, even if our involvement ends there.

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Are you the Executor/Administrator of an estate?

As the Executor/Administrator (also known as the personal representative) of the estate, you have an important responsibility to see that the wishes of the estate are carried out and that you are performing all of your duties and obligations in accordance with the California Probate Law.

How Real Estate is Handled

The Sale of Real Estate in the Probate Process

The process of selling real estate (real property) through probate or trust is a series of court-regulated steps that must be carefully monitored and managed. Deadlines are unforgiving, documentation is specialized and the court’s oversight must be honored throughout the marketing, offers, negotiations and sale of the property.

In addition to the personnel of the court, the sale generally involves the Executor or Administrator of the estate, the attorney representing the estate, a real estate agent representing the seller (the estate), one or more buyers who place bids with the court and the buyers’ real estate agents. Each of these individuals must follow the guidelines and deadlines of the court.

Documents & Contacts

Legal Forms & Court Information

Here you'll find The Superior Court of California’s County specified documentation downloads. This enables you to be better prepared for any probate matter that may entail. We always recommend filling out legal documentation as early as possible in order to relieve stress before court. By doing so, you also allow yourself an opportunity to review legal packets per county guidelines.

How We Can Help

We offer a turnkey probate solution, if it's helpful

The Glenn Allen Team offers a turnkey strategy for selling real estate through the probate process and it goes much further than simply becoming your listing agent.  We're experts at taking as much of the load as humanly possible off of your shoulders (we'll handle inventory of personal property, property maintenance & repair, occupancy check/evictions, and much more), while simultaneously, helping to prepare the property for the best possible outcome during the probate real estate transaction process.

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