Taking the steps to create an estate plan is a major endeavor. California residents need to assess many small details of their lives and make major decisions about extremely personal topics. As a result, it is important that wills and other planning documents are kept safe.
Settling a person's final affairs after his or her passing can be a difficult experience. Those individuals close to the decedent may have many questions about what will happen to remaining assets and other factors associated with the estate. Typically, probate will focus on handling these remaining affairs, but not every asset has to go through probate.