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    Default How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: California

    Parent died leaving estate equally to 3 children via a will. Only asset in the estate is a mobile home. No creditors. Siblings all in agreement on the will and its disposition. Questions:

    1) What is a reasonable estimate of the time for probate to be completed?

    2) What are reasonable estimates of probate court costs & attorney costs?

    3) Need to transfer title of mobile home to one of the siblings for sale. Can the title be transferred without going through probate?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    Read this brochure on small estates; if the estate qualifies and the administrator is reasonably capable, the process should be relatively quick, simple and inexpensive.

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    Default Re: How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    For anyone interested, you do not need to go through probate to change title of a mobile home in CA. All you need to do is contact the Dept. of Housing & Community Development. This dept. requires the death certificate and the certificate of title of the mobile home to complete the change of title.

    If the mobile home is the only asset of the estate, probate is not required at all.

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    Default Re: How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    Are we talking about a joint tenancy with a right of survivorship?

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    Default Re: How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    <<Are we talking about a joint tenancy with a right of survivorship?>>

    No.

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    Default Re: How Long Does Probate Take and What Will it Cost

    Without going through the probate process, how would they determine whom they should retitle a mobile home to? Anybody who walks in with a death certificate? Or do they pretent to be qualified to interpret wills and act on them independently of the probate court? And what happens when they get it wrong?

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