Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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If the person deceases without a will they die intestate and their estate passes by law.A single person's estate passes here in California first to his/her children, then to parents if living equally, then to siblings equally if living.
If you die with:here’s what happens:
The heirs here would need local lawyer where they deceased to make application for probate and be appointed.They also have option to do this themselves.
The Application here is called a DE-111.Here is reference including a video.
Expect the process to take about a year here start to finish.
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