In California, who can start probate?

In California, any of the below persons can start the probate process, in the order of priority below:

  1.  A person named as an executor or personal representative in a will can start probate.
  2.  A spouse.
  3.  A child.
  4.  Parents of the deceased person.
  5.  Siblings of the deceased person.
  6.  Heirs or relatives.
  7.  The Public Guardian.
  8.  A Conservator.
  9.  A Professional Fiduciary;
  10.  and Even a creditor can start probate in California.

To obtain legal advice about who start probate in California, call Mina Sirkin, Probate Attorney at 818-340-4479.