Affidavits of Death in California

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When a loved one passes away, family members and even friends start to become concerned with the details of the estate. Inheritance questions may surface and the topic of probate gets tossed around. Fortunately, there may be a solution to this much debated subject – an affidavit of death.

No one enjoys tending to the details after the death of a loved one, particularly when there is conflict involved. Attorney Rios is committed to making this process as seamless as possible by bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the table. She can help you understand how to use an affidavit of death and possibly avoid probate. Selected as Reader’s Choice for Burbank’s Best of 2013, there is a reason why clients consistently turn to Burbank real estate lawyer Shelley Rios.

What is the benefit of using an affidavit of death?

Depending on the size of your loved one’s estate, inheritors may be able to avoid probate by presenting necessary documents to the person holding the estate. These documents include an affidavit and an affidavit of death. The affidavit of death proves that the person has passed away and no longer possesses the estate.

California allows estates of the following sizes to use the affidavit process:

  • The value of the estate is no more than $150,000; includes a 40-day waiting period
  • The estate contains real estate up to $50,000 in value; includes a six-month waiting period

Even if there is no will, inheritors may be able to use an affidavit to collect their share of the property. The affidavit should include the value of the estate, proof that the waiting period has elapsed, and proof that the individual is entitled to the property. Proof of property entitled is in part shown by the affidavit of death.

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The sooner you initiate the process of claiming the estate, the less controversy you may have to deal with along the way. The firm is prepared to spring into action from the moment you call and will work tirelessly to secure the outcome you desire.

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