Opening Probate in Proper Jurisdiction
Typically, a California probate takes place in the county where the decedent resided at death by the filing of a Petition for Probate (“Probate Petition”) by a family member. However, where there is real property in a state other than where the decedent resided, an additional ancillary probate is opened in the other state where the real property(ies) is (are) located.
Probate Code §§ 7051, 8000
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