Jamul, Ca Probate Attorney

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mt Helix Lifestyles BRE# 01324429

This is a general description of how a sale of real property in probate works.

Estate administration provides for the orderly distribution of real and personal property owned by a decedent. More specifically, any property which the decedent owned or in which the decedent had an interest at the time of death is collected into the estate and distributed to those entitled to it after all debts and expenses have been paid. The process of administering a decedent‘s estate is referred to as "probate," and is generally supervised by the probate court.A personal representative is the person or entity charged with the responsibility of administering a decedent's estate (Cal. Prob. Code § 58(a)). A personal representative is either:

  • An executor (executrix) who is named in a will; or
  • An administrator (administratrix) who is appointed by the court when there is no will, when the will does not name an executor or when the named executor is unable or unwilling to serve.

The personal representative is charged with the fiduciary responsibility of gathering the assets and paying the debts of the decedent insuch a way that the beneficiaries or heirs of the decedent receive the maximum inheritance. The personal representative usually will hire an estate attorney to handle the legal aspects of the probate. Most business dealings are through the estate attorney.

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For more information regarding how to proceed with real property in the probate court, give us a call.

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Jason Kardos, Real Estate Broker/Owner

Cell (619) 303-2826


Lic# 01324429

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Comments (2)

Chris Miller Nevada Land with Water Rights
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management - Mesquite, NV
Land with Water Rights For Sale

I work with many estate attorneys in Nevada help their clients liquidate Nevada Land with Water Rights. Happy to pay referrals for land listing referrals.


Jan 25, 2011 05:36 AM
Jason Kardos
Mt Helix Lifestyles - La Mesa, CA
MtHelixLifestyles.com Real Estate Broker

Hi Chris,

Got it. That is very interesting. I know water rights are a big deal in the Southwest. Thanks for the information. I work with some brokers in that area and you could be a good resource for them.

Jan 25, 2011 05:56 AM