What happens after a probate case is done in California?

One question I receive is what happens aftera probate case is done in California? Well, to get to the point of a case being done, that means that the executor will have had to file an accounting with the court listing all of the assets that the decedent owned on the date of his or her death and the value of those assets.

Now, usually when that is done, the executor will also ask for a court order authorizing the executor to distribute those assets to the beneficiaries.

Once the judge or the court signs that order, the executor is permitted to distribute assets to the beneficiaries. Once that’s done, the probate case is resolved and there is no further action. In most cases, that is required by the executor.

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