Probate Administration

How to Settle an Estate Without a Will

Settling an estate without a will is very common. As an estate increases in value and complexity, the process tends to take longer. Here’s a guide for families and executors/administrators. What does it mean to “settle an estate”? When a person passes away, their assets must be distributed to their family, heirs, or beneficiaries according …

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The Guide to OCSC Probate Notes and Supplements

Orange County Superior Court probate notes are received after you’ve filed your Petition for Probate with the OCSC probate division. Probate notes are simply the probate court examiner asking for clarification regarding information entered on your Petition for Probate. To address the notes, you’ll file a Supplement to Petition for Probate prior to your probate …

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