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Out-of-State Issues Affecting California Probate

Probate is rarely a pleasant process. Responsible parties must manage the interests of potential heirs and beneficiaries, understand the role of the executor or administrator, and much more. When  family resides out-of-state, or for those whose loved one passed while outside California yet owned property and assets in the state, the probate process is more complicated.

Out-of-State Probate Issues Made Clear by a Probate Attorney

T.S. Wrobel Law Group simplifies the whole process with a personal, hands-on ethic. We work directly with you and your family to answer questions about out-of-state probate matters, including these scenarios as applicable:

  • The decedent resided outside California and owned property inside the state –  We will explain the challenges resulting when a loved one held property in California, but lived outside the state. This is called “ancillary probate,” and we will explain what complications it may cause in your situation.
  • You live outside California and are named the executor or administrator – We will explain the role of the personal representative and any challenges your residence outside California may cause. We will also help you navigate the whole probate process.
  • The decedent wrote a will outside California or in a foreign country Specific elements defined in California Probate Code §6113 establish the validity of an out-of-state or foreign will in California. We will explain how that code applies to your role.

An Experienced Probate Lawyer at T.S. Wrobel Law Group Can Answer Your Questions

For an initial consultation, contact T.S. Wrobel Law Group to speak with Thomas Wrobel for your probate needs. Call (415) 928-4161 now for an initial consultation, or reach us by email at  We look forward to assisting you.