Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

Does a Will have to be recorded in the state of California after death?

Asked on 1/25/10, 3:45 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jonathan Reich De Castro, West, Chodorow, Glickfeld & Nass, Inc.

A will does not have to be recorded - it has to be filed with the Court and probated. Probate is the process by which the Court makes sure that creditors are paid and the wishes of the decedent are carried out. If you need help and are in the Los Angeles area, please give us a call.

Jon Reich

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Answered on 2/01/10, 8:43 am

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