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California FAQs

Are Transfer on Death Deeds Legal in California?

Yes.  For more information click here.

Is there such a thing as a "land trust" in California?

No, but the same results can be achieved using other estate planning devices.  For more information, click here.

What is the deadline for filing a creditor's claim against a decedent's estate in California?

If a person against whom an action may be brought on a liability of the person, whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, and whether accrued or not accrued, dies before the expiration of the applicable limitations period, and the cause of action survives, an action may be commenced within one year after the date of death, and the limitations period that would have been applicable does not apply.  If a probate is commenced before this deadline for filing claims, the deadline is shorted (but not lengthened) to the later of (1) four months after the date letters are first issued to a general personal representative, or (2) sixty days after the date notice of administration is mailed or personally delivered to the creditor.

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