California is also a Western US state which is famous for its cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, mountains, and deserts. The personal property of a deceased person is collected and distributed through a small document known as an affidavit of small estate also called ‘Petition to Determine Succession to Real Property’.
There is no need to go to the court if the personal property of decedents like money in bank account and the stock is equal to or less than $150,000. Here, it is important to mention that one can collect and distribute real property like a house through this California small estate affidavit. Also, the affidavit of small estate can only be used by the person who has a legal right to inherit the property of the deceased. You can take a lawyer to figure out whether you have a legal right to inherit the property or not. Keep in mind that you can submit an affidavit of small estate 40 days after the death of the person.California Affidavit of Small Estate Form