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Probate Made Easy Certified Probate & Trust Specialist  As a Certified Probate & Trust Specialist you can rest assured that as a Real estate professional, I have the understanding of the Probate transaction and can represent sellers or buyers in probate transactions, as well as investors looking to purchase probate properties.  Thinking of Selling or …

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Certified Probate & Trust Specialist  As a Certified Probate & Trust Specialist you can rest assured that as a Real estate professional, I have the understanding of the Probate transaction and can represent sellers or buyers in probate transactions, as well as investors looking to purchase probate properties.  Thinking of Selling or Buying Probate Properties? …

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9 WAYS TO AVOID PROBATE IN CALIFORNIA Savvy California homeowners usually choose living trust as their estate planning tool of choice. A trust offers the ultimate “control from the grave” as it enables individuals and families to leave clear, executable instructions on how their assets should be distributed upon their death. Having a trust in …

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Probate Made Easy HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PROBATE A HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA? You did your own research and then checked with a qualified California attorney: probate cannot be avoided. For you to step into your parents’ shoes and become a rightful owner of the property, the house must go through the probate process …

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Probate Made Easy HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PROBATE REAL ESTATE AGENT In many California probate cases, the home is the biggest decedent’s asset. A significant number of cases involve mortgage encumbrance, and the estate does not have cash available to pay off the mortgage or any other debt that comes to light. For these …

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Probate Made Easy PROBATE AND CREDITORS: WILL YOUR ESTATE HAVE TO PAY THEM? Very few people are completely debt-free. When a person passes away in California and they have no trust, the case goes to probate. Part of the probate process is dedicated to notifying and paying off the creditors. But do you have to pay …

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Probate Made Easy ESTATE TAXES, CAPITAL GAIN TAXES, AND PROPERTY TAXES IN PROBATE: HOW MUCH WILL YOU HAVE TO PAY? If you are selling a California home in probate, you may be concerned about various taxes. There are three major tax categories that need to be addressed: Estate Taxes Capital Gain Taxes Property Taxes Luckily, …

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Probate Made Easy WHAT’S IN A CALIFORNIA LIVING TRUST? Most California homeowners at least have heard about a living trust. It’s a big binder full of documents, right? Not everyone, however, understands what’s inside that binder and what each of these documents do.  Many California homeowners do not realize that a living trust contains a …

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Probate Made Easy WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU LOSE YOUR COPY OF A LIVING TRUST? Consider this scenario: a married couple bought a house in California many years ago. Advised by a savvy real estate agent, they saw an estate planning attorney right away and created a family trust. In the trust, they have specified who …

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Probate Made Easy HOW PROBATE WORKS? Do I need probate and how does it work? These are two questions we get asked most often. While heirs in California may end up in probate court for a variety of reasons, certain situations are way more common than others. If you are reading this article, chances are, …

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