Self Help With California Probate

It may be difficult for some to proceed in court without an attorney familiar with California Probate law when someone dies in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California and leaves property subject to probate.

In California, only a licensed attorney can give legal advice. If you don’t understand any information in this blog or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, see an attorney for help.

The Los Angeles Superior Court has a self-help website. The web site provides help with Probate matters in general and pays special attention to areas where people represent themselves without an attorney to help them. The self-help site is not supposed to be a do-it-yourself guide and is instead intended to help you help yourself through the court system and probate matters.

The Los Angeles Superiour Court site has information on the following:

Probate Guardianship/Conservatorship Information Sheet

Glossary of Probate Terms



Creditor’s Claims

Transfer Of Small Estates Without Probate

Estate Planning

Probate Forms Packets

Links To Other Probate Self-Help Web Sites

Still need help? Call a qualified probate attorney. In Los Angeles call Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.