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Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Explains History of Lodging an Original Will

We often get questions like why I am sending an original will into the court within 30 days of my loved one’s passing?

Let me explain the history behind probate code 8200.

The reason you must submit the original will is because when wills were the primary tool used to administer estates the court wanted to make sure that they were actually administering the estate with the appropriate document. So, they passed laws to make sure that the court had the correct documents. So now when a loved one passes, if you have that original will you need to send that original document into the court within that 30 days in the county where your loved one passed away. If you have questions or need help Contact us today and set up an appointment.

We offer a many different resources and pamphlets on the subject of creating, updating and implementing estate plans. We also offer a regularly scheduled seminar in our office to help people determine what the best options are for them in their estate planning needs. We hope you sign up for one of our seminars to help you find your best options. We regularly conduct free seminars designed to teach about the benefits of creating an estate plan.

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Due to the CoVid19 virus California has issued a Stay-at-Home order. We understand how important the health and safety of our clients, and our staff is. We are complying with this order by continuing to work from our homes. While we are not in the office, we are still here to answer your questions, conducting consultations for review, and initial appointments by phone and email during normal business hours. We know that in this time, more than ever, it is important to have peace of mind about your estate planning. We are here to help you through this. Call our office number or email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.