How do you find out if someone has a will in California?
How Can I See The Will Of A Deceased Loved One in California? Easy, just go to the court in the California County in which your loved one lived at the time of their death and ask for a copy because every Will is required by law to be lodge with the court after death.
How do you know if you’re in someone’s will?
The best and most efficient way to find out is to ask that person’s executor or attorney. If you don’t know who that is or if you are uncomfortable approaching them, you can search the probate court records in the county where the deceased person lived.
Does a will avoid probate in California?
In California, you can make a living trust to avoid probate for virtually any asset you own—real estate, bank accounts, vehicles, and so on. You need to create a trust document (it’s similar to a will), naming someone to take over as trustee after your death (called a successor trustee).