What is the time period to probate a will?
Selling a home in itself can be stressful. Still, if you are an heir to a property in California, there is a timeline of actions that can be downright overwhelming, especially following the loss of a loved one.
In the state of California, depending on the situation, the probate process can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. In some cases, such as when a contested will, it can last even longer.
No matter what the circumstances, it is essential to have an experienced probate realtor to ease the emotional burden quickly and efficiently.
Remember, time is of the essence, so you are recommended to find an attorney within 15 days after the passing of the decedent.
If the decedent had a will, the probate must be filed within the first 30 days after the passing of your loved one, usually by the executor specified in the will.
This timeline can vary by state, but this is the standard for California residents.
It is crucial to file the will within a timely manner, or else you risk legal consequences, often the result of financial damages to other beneficiaries.
No one wants to deal with that kind of legal hassle in the wake of an already stressful situation, so it is important not to wait.
With over 100 years of combined experience, the Josh V Realty team is here to help you every step of the way.
Contact us today for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.