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When is a probate necessary in CA

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When is a probate necessary in CA
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In California, estates that are valued at more than $150,000 (including only probate assets) generally have to be probated. In addition, if a bequest is made to a charity, or if the will creates a trust it would have to be probated.

It can also be required to be probated if a potential heir is contesting any provisions in the will.

However, the provision that is most seen is when the person owned $150,000 before death.

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