Q. What is a probate sale?
A. Probate refers to the court-supervised administration of a decedent’s estate. The probate proceeding involves proving the will (if there is a will), appointing a personal representative and determining the decedent’s assets that are subject to probate. Any property that the decedent owned or had an interest in at the time of death is collected into the estate and distributed to those entitled to it after all debts and expenses have been paid. The process of administering a decedent’s estate is referred to as probate and is generally supervised by the probate court.
If you believe you may need the professional counsel of a probate attorney, The Sanborn Team would be happy to provide you with a list of names. For additional information on selling or buying real property through a probate proceeding, see the Probate pages or contact The Sanborn Team: 310-777-2858 or [email protected].