Probate Estate Administration

Specialized Services for Law Firms has over 40 years of experience in probate estate administration. We provide fiduciary services to law firms and their clients as Personal Representative of decedent’s estates. Each licensed fiduciary has extensive knowledge of probate procedures, preparation of statutory forms and pleadings, the handling of full probated estates as well as non-probate transfers of assets from inception to completion.

Duties of a Personal Representative
  • Locate, study, and file original Will with Court if available
  • Inventory and safeguard assets
  • Collect income, verify, and pay obligations
  • Manage investments
  • Review stock holdings/confer with brokers
  • Assist with gathering information for tax return preparation
  • Consult with accountants and attorneys
  • Secure personal property
  • Prepare real property taxes and assessor’s transfer exclusion forms
  • Manage decedent’s business (if applicable)
  • Notify beneficiaries and creditors
  • Prepare and file financial accounting
  • Produce financial reports
  • Distribute estate or if no Will, determine heirs according to law


Now that Eleanor is at peace with her loved ones, we wish to again express our deep appreciation to you for overseeing her well-being and giving such excellent care and love to her. Bless you.

Statutory Fee Calculator

California Probate: How Much Does It Cost?

If you or a loved one dies without a trust, the estate may be subjected to probate. Probate is the court process for distributing the assets of a deceased person. This includes paying debts owned by the deceased and settling the financial affairs of people after they die. For 2020, California Probate Code §10810 requires an estate to be probated if the value of an individual’s assets are valued at more than $166,250.

The following probate calculator will provide a general picture of how much it will cost for a California probate proceeding. These are the minimum fees that will be charged to an estate subject to probate. Attorneys and estate administrators are allowed to change extraordinary fees over the basic statutory fee for tasks that include “extraordinary” time and effort such as complicated real estate sales, hoarder and hazardous waste cleanup, and challenging family conflicts.

Using the estimated gross value of the estate, not including debts, calculate the statutory fees for a California Probate for estates over $166,250 but less than $10,000,000. Be sure to include investment and bank accounts, real estate, and personal property.

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*This probate fee calculator is for informational purposes only and should may not be considered nor relied on in place of legal advice as it is only a general estimate based on California Probate Code Section 10810's general provisions and is not fact-specific.