The Probate Timeline



Prepare and File Petition for Probate 1-2 months
Court hearing on the Petition for Probate 2-3 months
Letters of Administration, Orders for Probate, 2-4 months
Duties and Liabilities, Issue Bond (if ordered) (if not contested)
and Letters Testamentary  
Notice to Creditors 2-4 months
Notice to Department of Health Services 4-8 months
Inventory & Appraisement  
Pay State and Federal Taxes (if necessary) 6-12 months
Allow or Reject Creditor Claims  
Possible Preliminary Distributions  
Notice to Franchise Tax Board (if heir is out of state)  
Claim of Exemption (if assets transfer to a minor) 6-15 months
Receive Final Tax Letter from State and Federal 6-18 months
File Petition for Final Distribution and Accounting 8-16 months
Hearing on Petition for Final Distribution and Accounting  
Order Approving Final Distribution and Accounting  
Distribution of Assets 9-17 months
Final Discharge Order (indicates close of probate case 9-18 months
Final Distribution of Funds 9-18 months


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