Partial Distributions

California’s probate law permits a partial or complete distribution to a beneficiary who requests it no sooner than two months after Letters (Testamentary or of Administration) are issued.

To accomplish this, a Probate Court hearing must take place. The Court is obligated to order a distribution if at the hearing it appears that the distribution may be made without loss to creditors or injury to the estate or any interested person.

For more details about preliminary distributions, click on this link.